Lyceum Lecture 2014

Document Type

Event

Location

Forum, McCarthy College Center

Start Date

16-10-2014 5:00 PM

End Date

16-10-2014 7:00 PM

Description

In addition to being "great reads" that still frighten us today, Victorian ghost stories and supernatural literature reflect the growing apprehension that Victorians felt in response to rapidly shifting cultural boundaries, such as changes in religion, new scientific theories, and advancing technology. Examining the Victorian fascination with the spectral encourages us to consider the ways in which our contemporary culture's obsession with the supernatural may mark a similar discomfort with fast-paced social change.

Presented by Dr. Lynn Parker, Professor, English Department, Framingham State University.

 
Oct 16th, 5:00 PM Oct 16th, 7:00 PM

Fall 2014 Lyceum Lecture: "Raising Spirits: Victorian Ghost Stories"

Forum, McCarthy College Center

In addition to being "great reads" that still frighten us today, Victorian ghost stories and supernatural literature reflect the growing apprehension that Victorians felt in response to rapidly shifting cultural boundaries, such as changes in religion, new scientific theories, and advancing technology. Examining the Victorian fascination with the spectral encourages us to consider the ways in which our contemporary culture's obsession with the supernatural may mark a similar discomfort with fast-paced social change.

Presented by Dr. Lynn Parker, Professor, English Department, Framingham State University.

 

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