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IT'S JUST MEDIA: Horror and contemporaneity

  • Deadline:
    Dec. 31, 2009, midnight
  • Location:

On his referential analysis of Poltergeist, Douglas Kellner (UCLA) in his book Media Culture claims that "media culture provides social allegories which articulate class and social group fears, yearnings, and hopes. Decoding these social allegories thus provides a diagnostic critique with insight into the situation of individuals within various social classes and groups, like youth. Thus, fantasy and entertainment may be the vehicle of deadly serious diagnoses of the contemporary era which cultural studies should analyze and interpret."

NEOCRONICA.ORG is inviting Academics, authors, students and artists to send contributions on the topic of horror and media. Criticism, analysis, debates and ideas on television, journalism, design, advertising, film, literature, games, semiotics, social studies and others are welcome. Any kind of media sent will be evaluated, such as new media art, games, music, video or text.

DEADLINE: December 31st 2010


Please write a statement about your work (500-1000 words) and a personal bio (200-250 words).
Do not attach files, but feel free to send your links.

Please do not attach files, but send your links. Sole works or collections are equally welcome. Please attach a statement about your work (500-1000 words) and a personal bio (200-250 words).

Not more than 20 pages (A4), and please attach a personal bio (200-250 words).

IT'S JUST MEDIA: Horror and Contemporaneity will be released as an eBook from NEOCRONICA.ORG New Media Publishing House under a CreativeCommons license.

Please send your submissions to neocronica@neocronica.org.