Chamada de Trabalhos: "Vampire Love" – Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television

Recebi da Ana Lucia Araújo (thanks) o melhor call for papers que vi nos últimos tempos cuja temática são os amores vampiros, confiram vocês mesmos ai embaixo. Pena que provavelmente não conseguirei escrever porque já estou afundada em deadlines. Mas juro que vou tentar…

*Call for Papers*

“Vampire Love”

2010 *Film & History* Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
Third Round Deadline: June 1, 2010
AREA: Vampire Love.

The history of film is regularly punctuated by vampiric manifestations. From the earliest surviving film, 1922’s *Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie des Grauens,*to the currently popular *Twilight* saga, cinematic vampires, by
virtue perhaps of nothing more than the physical intimacy of their feeding habits and the exchange of bodily fluids, have been viewed as sexual creatures. Or is there more to it? Does the nature of this sexualizationchange over time? Does Max Schreck’s *Nosferatu* devise a complex metaphor for venereal disease? Does Bela Lugosi represent American fears about “decadent” European sexuality or Western fears about sexually predacious male behavior? How might vampirism in 1936’s *Dracula’s Daughter* be viewed as an expression of lesbian desire? Do the Hammer Studios Dracula films of Christopher Lee reflect cultural anxieties about juvenile sexuality? Are the lesbian vampire films of the 1970s a symbol of homosexual liberation or an expression of male anxieties about uncontrolled female sexuality? Does the post-millennial increase in sympathetic depictions of vampirism reflect a liberalizing shift in cultural attitudes toward the erotic — or to something else?

Topics might include the following:

The sexual overtones of lost vampire films of the Silent Era (there are at least 22)

Comparisons of vampiric bloodlust to contemporary depictions of sexual desire

Portrayals of women as victims or as predators

Femme fatales and lesbian vampires

Vampire film as index of changing sexual attitudes

Depression vampires, Cold War vampires, 21st century vampires

The vampire’s bite as sexual liberation or as curse

Influences from (and upon) romance genres

Vampire as sexual opportunists

Vampires as idealized lovers

Comical romance and vampiric lust

Family love and vampire love

Please send your 200-word proposal by e-mail to the area chair:
Daniel Schnopp-Wyatt
School of Professional Counseling
Lindsey Wilson College
210 Lindsey Wilson Street
Columbia, KY 42728
Email:  (email submissions preferred)

Panel proposals for up to four presenters are also welcome, but each presenter must submit his or her own paper proposal. For updates and registration information about the upcoming meeting, see the Film & History Conference


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  1. Mi · junho 2, 2010

    Milwaukee (!!!!)

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