The Global Horror Studies Archival and Research Network

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 7:00pm

Dr. Lowenstein, Professor of English and Film and Media Studies, will work with colleagues to diversify and globalize the Horror Studies Archive recently created by Pitt's University Library System. The Global Horror Studies Archival and Research Network will be the first of its kind. Horror is a truly global vocabulary. Each nation has its own historically- and culturally- specific inflections regarding horror, but nearly every country in the world has an artistic horror tradition of some kind that is recognizable through the lens of the others, and all are shaped by transnational influences and global developments.

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Daniel Kraus is a New York Times bestselling author. With Guillermo del Toro, he co-authored The Shape of Water, based on the same idea the two created for the Oscar-winning film. Also with del Toro, Kraus co-authored Trollhunters, which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series.
Pittsburgh based and famous horror director of the epic "Tales from the Hood".
An American writer is known for her intense speculative fiction for adults and her fiction for young adults.

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August 24- Exhibit with archival materials from the George A. Romero Collection Opens, co-sponsored with Pitt's University Library System. On view in-person in the newly renovated Dept. of Archives and Special Collections Gallery at Hillman Library


October 9 | 2 PM and 4 PM- "Horror Genre as Social Force" Information Session for students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in learning more about the scholar community, co-sponsored with Pitt's University Honors College. Central to this information session will be the Night of the Living Dead, 1968.


October 13 | 7 PM - 8 PM - Reading with Daniel Kraus, co-author (with George A. Romero) of the new novel The Living Dead and co-writer (with Guillermo del Toro) of the novel, The Shape of Water, co-sponsored with Pitt's University Library System.


October 17 | 7-9 PM - Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the pioneering horror film, "Tales from the Hood", with the Pittsburgh resident, film's director Rusty Cundieff, co-sponsored with Pitt's University Honors College. Attendees will partake in a watch party of the first "Tales from the Hood," highlighted with stories and commentary from Cundieff and discussion with Acting Dean Audrey Murrell, along with other special guests.
The watch party will also include discussion and commentary of "Tales from the Hood 2 and 3.


October 20 | 7 PM -"Scream Queens: The History and Future of Women in Horror", writers panel, featuring readings & conversations with four major women authors, including the award-winning Kathe Koja, co-sponsored with Pitt's University Library System and Pitt Honors.


November 9 | 2 PM -Final Girls Berlin Festival - Best of Fest”, a screening of new female-directed short horror films will be available for a week preceding the event. On Nov. 9, the curators and directors will join us for a Q&A, representing countries from all over the world. Sponsored by Pitt’s Horror Studies Working Group and the Global Studies Center.


November 11 | 2 PM - Programming and Film Festival Workshop with Elinor Lewy and Sara Neidorf: Final Girls Berlin Film Festival head programmers Elinor Lewy and Sara Neidorf will discuss the process of running a film festival and programming horror films, with emphasis on women-directed horror. Sponsored by Pitt’s Horror Studies Working Group and the Global Studies Center.

Sponsored by the Global Studies Center and Pitt's Honors College.