Call for Presentations: Horror, Cult and Exploitation Media III:

A Research Workshop for PhDs and Early Career Researchers

Friday 3 May 2019, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 


PhD students and Early Career Researchers working in the field(s) of “horror, cult and exploitation” screen media, are invited to submit abstracts about their research to deliver at a workshop at Northumbria University on Friday 3 May 2019. The workshop – which follows two highly successful events in 2017 and 2018 – will take the format of a mini-symposium, and consist of three sessions, each made up of four speakers. Speakers will each deliver a 5-10 minute talk about their research to their peers and to a panel of academic experts from Northumbria’s Film and Television Research Group, providing a short introduction to their current project and identifying several questions for discussion. After each presentation, there will be an opportunity for the academic panel and other workshop participants to feedback to each speaker, and to ask follow-up questions.

The workshop is intended to be a small scale networking opportunity for scholars with shared research interests, and to provide a relatively informal opportunity for those newer to academia to engage in dialogue with more established researchers.

The event will feature a presentation by Matthew Frost (Senior Commissioning Editor: Literature, Theatre and Film, Manchester University Press), who will give advice about academic publishing (including converting a PhD thesis into a monograph).

Applicants are reminded that there are only twelve spaces available. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided throughout the day. The event is free to attend.


Please submit a 250 word summary of your project and a 50-100 word bio to the organiser, Dr Johnny Walker (, by Friday 1 April 2019.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome with 7 days of the deadline passing.


Relevant publications by members of Northumbria’s Film and Television Research Group include: Cult Film: An Introduction (2012), Torture Porn: Popular Horror After Saw (2013), Zombies and Sexuality (2014), Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society (2015), Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media (2016), Grindhouse: Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond (2016), Alien Audiences: Remembering and Evaluating a Classic Movie (2016), Italian Horror Cinema (2017).