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The Black Vampyre and Other Creations

November 14, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This is an online event.

This event will explore Gothic dreams of new worlds and the creatures that inhabit them, notably Mary Shelley’s plague world, John Polidori’s vampire, and the ghosts of World War 1.

Visit Polidori’s uncanny resting place in a virtual tour, in the same graveyard where Mary and Percy Shelley’s courtship found life, and contemplate Gothic new worlds via presentations and performances:

– ‘The Stories Are Begun’ with Marcus Sedgwick (novelist)
– ‘Gothic Afterworlds’ with Dr Karl Bell (historian)
– ‘The Romantic vampire and its Progeny’ with Dr Sam George (vampire expert)
– ‘Enlightenment and its Shadows’ with Dr Bill Hughes (Gothic scholar)

Discover the first black vampire in literature, inspired by Polidori, and pay homage to the famous story-writing contest at the Villa Diodati, writing Gothic flash-fiction in a workshop led by Dr Kaja Franck (literary werewolves) and Daisy Butcher (botanical gothic).

In partnership with

Open Graves, Open Minds Project; Marcus Sedgwick; Supernatural Cities

Contact email address

s.george@herts.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Venue

Online: University of Hertfordshire; The Open Graves, Open Minds Project
De Havilland Campus
Hatfield, South East AL109AB United Kingdom
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Phone:
01707 285687
Website:
https://www.herts.ac.uk/

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Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
s.george@herts.ac.uk
Event partners
Open Graves, Open Minds Project; Marcus Sedgwick; Supernatural Cities
Region
South East
City/town
St Albans
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Please contact the organiser directly for more information
Image copyright information
Image Dr Sam George (own photo)

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