Monday, 20 January 2014

FREE Keyano Lecture Series- Jan. 24, 2014

How we get from Dracula to Twilight or Why Slow Zombies are Scarier

The way a culture construct its monsters reveals its deepest fears and anxieties. Concerns about political turmoil, economic conditions, scientific advancement and even gender and sexuality all manifest in the scary stories that we produce. As a result, our monsters are constantly changing. So what does the movement from Bela Lugosi’s Dracula to Twilight’s Edward Cullen tell us about shifting attitudes towards sex? What are the cultural reasons for the current zombie craze? These secrets and more will be revealed as we look at the evolution and meaning of some of our favourite monsters.

Keyano Recital Theatre, 7 PM, FREE Admission

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