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European Nightmares Online – A Virtual International Conference on European Horror Cinema

Keynote Speaker

Professor Mark Jancovich (University of East Anglia)
'A former director of German horror films': Hollywood, Europe and 1940s Horror

Film Introduction

Ramsey Campbell
Introduction to Fabrice du Welz's Calvaire (2004)


Dr Linnie Blake (Manchester Metropolitan University)
New Labour, New Horror: The Postmodernization of British Horror Cinema and Tony Blair’s Third Way

Dr Emily Brick (Manchester Metropolitan University)
The Rape-Revenge Narrative in Contemporary French Horror Cinema

Dr Saviour Catania (University of Malta)
Charon’s Nothingness: Dreyer’s Vampyr and de la Mare’s “L’Air de Rien”

Dr Brigid Cherry (St Mary's College, University of Surrey)
Beyond Suspiria: The Place of European Horror Cinema in the Fan Canon

Mark Goodall (University of Bradford)
Live Ate: Global Catastrophe and the Politics and Poetics of the Italian Zombie Film

Lindsay Hallam (Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia)
Kiss Me, Monster!: The Female Vampire as Sadean Woman

Russell Hunter (University of Wales, Aberystwyth)
Now They Are Everywhere! Ecology, Contamination and Italian Horror

Dr Matthias Hurst (College of Liberal Arts [ECLA], Berlin)
Subjectivity Unleashed: Haute Tension (France 2003; dir. Alexandre Aja)

Dr David Huxley (Manchester Metropolitan University)
For Sadists Only: Horror Film and Moral Panic in the British Media 1954-1965

Professor Barry Jordan (De Montfort University, Leicester)
Alejandro Amenábar and Contemporary Spanish Horror

Dr Mikel J. Koven (University of Wales, Aberystwyth)
Torso: Typical Giallo and Prototypical Slasher

Gérard Kraus (University of Wales, Aberystwyth)
The Properties of “Kachkéis”* Cinema: Reception, Cultural Difference and the Luxembourgish Horror Film Subculture
*boiled cheese – a gooey and sticky Luxembourg cheese specialty

Dr CP Lee (University of Salford)
Human Flesh As The Currency of Discourse – Restraining Hammer's Horrors

Ernest Mathijs (University of Wales, Aberystwyth)
Rape and Religion (But No Nuns); The European Marketing and Reception of Belgian Horror Cinema

Shelley O'Brien and Martin Carter (Sheffield Hallam University)
Looking for the Blind Dead: The Application of History and Myth in Amando De Ossorio's Horror Quartet

Joan Ormrod (Manchester Metropolitan University)
The Beast Made Flesh – Masquerade, Disguise and Transformation in Brotherhood of the Wolf

Dr Anna Powell (Manchester Metropolitan University)
A Touch of Terror: Suspiria and Deleuze’s Cinematic Sensorium

Dr John Sears (Manchester Metropolitan University, MMU Cheshire)
The Boundaries of Horror in Wolf Rilla’s Village of the Damned

Phil Smith (Dartington College of Arts)
Terrain, State and Tread: Demons, Zombie Flesh Eaters and the Blind Dead

Zachary Snider (London Metropolitan University)
French Shock Cinema: The New Horror Genre

Glenn Ward (University of Sussex)
Pulp Perversity: Sadean Discourse in Jess Franco’s Gothic Exploitation Films

Andy Willis (University of Salford)
Paul Naschy, Exorcismo (1974) and the Reactionary Horrors of Spanish Popular Cinema in the Early 1970s

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European Nightmares - An International Conference on European Horror Cinema

1st – 2nd June 2006

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