Global Horror/Local Perspectives: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Країна: Португалія

Місто: Lisbon

Тези до: 04.09.2020

Дати: 14.03.21 — 15.03.21

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Організатори: Progressive Connexions


Horror manifests itself in myriad ways, with ramifications that transcend the lines that demarcate disciplines, subjects and professions. It is only through interdisciplinary engagement that we can develop a more complete understanding of the mechanisms that nations and cultures around the world use to express, process, and cope with horror. The conference therefore offers a springboard for participants from diverse professions, practices and walks of life to engage in interdisciplinary dialogues on topics that include:

~ Case studies of un(der)-represented horror traditions in nations and cultures
~ How the history, religion, cultural norms of a nation/culture influence local perceptions and representations of horror in literature, film, television, music, art and videogames
~ Impact of digital technology on creating and disseminating local perspectives on horror
~ How globalisation as a cultural and economic force influences ‘local perspectives’ on horror
~ Creative practitioners whose work shapes local perspectives on horror
~ Dark humour and making fun of global horror
~ Connections between horror in everyday life and fictional horror
~ Impact of real or fictional global horrors on individuals (mental illness, trauma, nightmares, other physiological symptoms)
~ Horror in religious/spiritual systems (martyrdom, grotesque/monstrous deities, rituals, etc.)
~ Social practices associated to horror: cannibalism, (self-)mutilation, abusive rites of passage, suicide, heresies
~ Horror in nation-building (slavery, war, genocide, etc.)
~ Medical/clinical perspectives: interfaces of horror and medicine; dealing with patients struggling to cope with horrifying experiences
~ Educational perspectives: how the curriculum shapes perceptions of horror, its uses and its impacts; horror in children’s stories/horror as pedagogical tool, etc.
~ Commodifying horror: dark tourism, etc.
~ Technology as agent of horror (weapons, dissemination of fear, etc.)
~ How national and international law facilitate and mitigate horror
~ Activism as response to horror
~ Horror and the media: news coverage, sensationalism
~ Horror and space: streets, cities, towns, buildings, deserted areas
~ The design of horror: images, branding, advertisement, commercial campaigns involving horror
~ Urban legends and local horrors
~ Best practice for researching and studying global horror
~ Interdisciplinarity as a tool to overcome the indescribability of horror

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