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Snuff Collection Update

The collection Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media (edited by Neil Jackson, Shaun Kimber, Johnny Walker, & Tom Watson) is due for publication by Bloomsbury at the end of January 2016. The book is based on a conference that was held at Bournemouth University in November 2012. It features a foreword from David Kerekes (co-author of Killing for Culture) and wide variety of essays on the subgenre. My chapter "A View to a Kill: Perspectives on Faux-Snuff and Self" is based around the Amateur Porn Star Killer movies.. The book can now be pre-ordered from Bloomsbury, Amazon and other retailers. The Amazon link provides a preview of the content.

A book launch will be held on 12th February in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: details can be found here: http://snuffmovie.weebly.com/ I hope to see some of you there

New Chapter

I have a chapter entitled "Torture Pornopticon: (In)security Cameras, Self-Governance and Autonomy" in the new collection Digital Horror: Haunted Technologies, Network Panic and the Found Footage Phenomenon, edited by Linnie Blake and Xavier Aldana Reyes, which has just been published by I.B. Tauris. More information about the book is available here. **The book can now be purchased at a discounted price using an offer-code: click here to see my blog post about the offer.**

Talk at Coventry University

On October 16th I presented a paper entitled “Women in Horror: Moving Beyond Misogyny” at Coventry University as part of their Femininity in Film series. The turn-out was amazing (not least since we are mid-semester!). Many thanks to everyone who came, and to Adrienne Evans and Spencer Murphy for inviting me to speak.

Conference Paper

I have recently attended the 2015 Global Exploitation Cinemas conference in Lincoln where I presented a paper based on a chapter in the forthcoming collection Grindhouse: Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street and Beyond (eds. Austin Fisher and Johnny Walker, 2016). For more details, click here.