Thursday, 16 January 2020

Call For Papers: Murder and True Crime in the Media

Interdisciplinary conference at St. Mary's University, Twickenham


Proposals are invited for a free, one-day, interdisciplinary conference at St Mary’s University, Twickenham on Friday 29th May 2020 to explore 'Murder and True Crime in the Media'. Confirmed Keynote Speakers include Dr Sarah Moore and Dr Jane Monckton-Smith.

The full CFP can be found on the university website here. The CFP deadline is Friday 14th February 2020.

Papers are invited from a broad range of disciplines including Media, Film, Criminology, Sociology and Law. The CFP says:

"Through the consideration of murder in the press, documentaries, films and novels, this conference will interrogate the different representations of true crime and how these can contribute to important debates in contemporary culture and society. For instance, can analysis into victims shed light on the way that social groups are constructed in the media, and whether there is a process of selection occurring? How can the study of murder cases provide further insight into coercive control? How might the representations of crimes vary, from knife crime, organised crime, to the glamorisation or even celebrification of some serial killers? What are the ethical considerations when producing murder content and how do platforms such as podcasts and YouTube, pose issues of regulation?"

Please submit a maximum 500-word abstract by Friday 14th February 2020 to Dr Maria Mellins, maria.mellins@stmarys.ac.uk


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