Bram Stoker Centenary Symposium: Open Graves, Open Minds (Stoker2012)

Venue: Keats\'s House

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Apr 20, 2012 End Date/Time: Apr 21, 2012
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This symposium arose from the Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture Research Project, led by Dr Sam George at the University of Hertfordshire. Initiated by a prominent and exciting conference in April 2010, the Open Graves, Open Minds project relates the undead in literature, art, and other media to questions concerning gender, technology, consumption, and social change.

Delegates will investigate the most famous vampire narrative of all—Dracula—on the centenary of Bram Stoker’s death and interrogate its relationship to new developments in interdisciplinary research, drawing on nineteenth-century vampire archetypes. Dracula, of course, is the seminal vampire novel (though it has its antecedents); a gripping narrative that dramatises anxieties over sexuality, new technologies, foreignness, and modernity. Invited speakers will debate the evolution of Dracula from novel to theatre, film to comic book.

The symposium boasts an innovative and exclusive programme of talks and discussions in the appropriate setting of the house of Keats, who explored forbidden vampiric pleasures in his Lamia.


Keats Grove, Hampstead, NW3 2RR
United Kingdom

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£75.00 per day £140.00 for 2 days Unwaged/student £35.00 per day (numbers restricted to 10)