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Fear Undying - online conference - Deadline: 2022-03-28
« on: February 06, 2022, 08:04:28 PM »
Fear 2000: Horror Undying (Online)
Sheffield Hallam University, 1–3 July 2022

Submission Deadline: 28 March 2022

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers and 80-minute panels to be presented at the sixth Fear 2000 conference, Fear 2000: Horror Undying. Hosted by staff and postgraduate students in the Centre for Culture, Media and Society and the Department of Media Arts and Communication at Sheffield Hallam University, this online conference will explore connections between twenty-first century horror and the genre’s history.

Taking inspiration from the recent trend for ‘legacy sequels’ such as Blair Witch (2016), The Exorcist (2016–2017), Halloween (2018), Spiral (2021), Candyman (2021), Chucky (2021– ), Scream (2022) and Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022), Fear 2000: Horror Undying aims to form social, cultural, political, industrial and textual links between horror past and present. The conference will discuss contemporary horror media through topics such as franchising, sequelisation, remaking, adaptation, nostalgia, intertextuality, homage, pastiche and parody. It will also investigate historic themes, issues, styles, modes and sub-genres that have recurred post-2000. Any paper that aims to explore the historical legacy of the horror genre in the new millennium will be considered.

Our first keynote speaker for this event will be Stella Gaynor (University of Salford), author of the forthcoming monograph Viewer Discretion is Advised: Rethinking Horror in the New Economies of Television, who will discuss historic franchise properties on contemporary TV. Further keynote lectures will be announced via our website and social media channels. The programme will also include special events to be announced.

This three-day conference will take place on 1-3 July 2022. The deadline for proposals is 28 March 2022. For individual papers, please send an abstract (maximum 300 words) and bio (maximum 75 words) to Craig Ian Mann (, Chris Cooke ( and Oliver Hicks ( Your submission should be in .doc or .docx format if possible and include your name, the title of your paper and your institutional affiliation (if applicable; independent scholars are welcomed).

We also seek proposals for 80-minute panels comprising three speakers; if you would like to propose a panel, please keep submissions to a maximum of 1000 words and include abstracts, institutional affiliations and contact information for all speakers and a chair. Panels should run to no more than 80 minutes.

Please direct any informal enquiries to the organisers using the email addresses listed above.

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