Bram Stoker Centenary Symposium: Open Graves, Open Minds (Stoker2012)
Venue: Keats\'s House
|Event Date/Time: Apr 20, 2012||End Date/Time: Apr 21, 2012|
Delegates will investigate the most famous vampire narrative of allâ€”Draculaâ€”on the centenary of Bram Stokerâ€™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.