Author Topic: CFP - Critical analysis of Vampire Music Videos - Deadline: 2021-03-31  (Read 13 times)

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CFPs: “What Music They Make”: Critical Analysis of Vampire Related Music Videos

The connection between vampires and music would seem a natural one in popular culture with the vampire Lestat awakening to become a rock god, Bauhaus’ iconic rendition of Bela Lugosi’s Dead and the never-ending pop video of Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys (1987). Indeed, the vampire seems to be a regular in pop videos and many other kinds of musical performances from stage shows to operas to ballets.

But what does each party bring to the table in this partnership; what characteristics of the vampire influence and inform certain songs, videos and performances, and conversely how does music/music videos influence the shape of the vampire in modern culture (the vampire being a creature/creation of technology in many senses)?

As intimated above this can involve bands, songs, music videos, films about music, rock operas, musicals, stage shows, opera, ballet, in fact any instance where music and the vampire come together in a meaningful way.

Send 300 word abstracts or expressions of interest to Simon Bacon (baconetti@googlemail.com)  by March 31, 2021, with full 7–8,000 word essays not required until early/mid-2023. The collection already has interest from University of Amsterdam Press.
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