Keynote Speaker – Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes

As the deadline for submissions to both the conference and the anthology approaches, we are delighted to be able to announce our keynote speakers for Temporal Discombobulations.

Xavier Aldana Reyes

Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes

Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes will present Time and Timing in Horror Film: An Affective Reading. 

Xavier is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Film at Manchester Metropolitan University and a member of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies. He is the author of various books on Gothic and Horror film and fiction, including Body Gothic: Corporeal Transgression in Contemporary Literature and Horror Film (UWP, 2014), Digital Horror: Haunted Technologies, Network Panic and the Found Footage Phenomenon (co-edited with Linnie Blake; I.B. Tauris, 2015), Horror Film and Affect: Towards a Corporeal Model of Viewership (Routledge, 2016) and Horror: A Literary History (editor; British Library, 2016). Xavier is the editor of UWP’s Horror Studies book series.

His talk traces and exemplifies the role of time and timing in cinematic horror. Following the affective-corporeal model put forward in Horror Film and Affect, he will analyse the ways in which time and timing – understood here as the exploitation of time, through editing, in order to create specific effects or emotional dispositional states in viewers – are used by horror films for affective purposes.

Find out more about Xavier and his research follow @XAldanaReyes or visit his profile.  More information about The Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies is available on their website.
Our next keynote speaker will be announced on Wednesday 17th February.


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