From the Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA)
ARGH! BRAINS! BLOOD! ARGH!
Locked deep in the bowels of Winchester University a team of deranged (social) scientists from the School of Media and Film have been conducting hideous research into the living dead (clearly ignoring the guidelines of the Faculty of Arts Research Ethics committee). The research has now escaped and we invite colleagues to join us and spread your own diabolical research on Zombies at ‘ZOMBOSIUM’ – a one day symposium / conference on zombies on the 28th October 2011.
The Zombie virus (if that is what caused them) has spread across the media and now infects film, television, new media (especially web 2.0 and social media), computer and video games, print media (comics and other formats) and literary texts.
We welcome papers that will infect the audience with research considering zombies in the above media and with topics such as:
· Zombie culture;
· Aspects of Zombie films and ‘Cinema Zombie’;
· Zombie B movies;
· George A. Romero’s world;
· Shopping malls and zombie geography
· Self help videos for the post apocalyptic world;
· Zombie guides;
· Zombie creatives and practitioners;
· Theorising zombies;
· Zombie fan fiction and fan film;
· Online communal texts on zombie;
· Zombie TV shows: including The Walking Dead and Dead Set;
· Nazi zombies;
· Zombie games and mods;
· Zombie novels;
· Zombie comics;
· Zombies in music.
Keynote to be announced.
Abstracts of up to 250 words should be emailed to marcus.leaning@winchester,.ac.uk by September 9th 2011.
The Zombosium is free to attend and lunch will be provided.