Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Global Cult Cinema in the Age of Convergence Network Conference

An AHRC Global Cult Cinema in the Age of Convergence Network Conference Aberystwyth University, UK, Tuesday 15th – Wednesday 16th April 2014

Registration for this event has now been extended to April 8

Please go to the conference website http://cultconference.wordpress.com for further details and the registration form.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Barbara Klinger, Indiana University, USA Professor Mark Jancovich, University of East Anglia, UK

Conference events include: A 3D screening of Creature From the Black Lagoon (Jack Arnold, 1954) in association with Abertoir: Wales’ International Horror Festival http://www.abertoir.co.uk

While academic study of cult cinema can be traced back to the 1980s, there has recently been a surge of scholarly interest in – alongside an increasing popular awareness of – the field. In particular, the advent and development of digital networks has led to an increasing awareness of a variety of cult followings and access to unprecedented cult films from around the world. Research addressing the changes wrought by increased digitization and global connectivity has, however, been relatively scant, as have sustained attempts to discuss and debate these issues. The aim of this conference (organised in association with the AHRC Global Cult Cinema in the Age of Convergence Network) is to bring together scholars to engage in a sustained dialogue addressing the role of technologies in different areas of cult film culture.
If you have any queries relating to the conference, please email: cncstaff@aber.ac.uk

Jamie Sexton, Kate Egan, Matt Hills, Emma Pett and Rebecca Edwards (conference organisers)

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