Trinity Evening Lecture Series: Fear in Literature 2019
The School of English at Trinity College Dublin have announced a series of evening lectures titled 'Fear in Literature' starting January the 22nd
Beowulf’s Grendel, Hamlet’s ghost, Frankenstein’s monster, and many other figures have crawled and traipsed through pages of plays, poems and novels for years, created to inspire fear in the fictional worlds they haunt. Standing the test of time, these works of literature can themselves have the capacity to scare their audiences and readers.
Literary works have been especially attuned to the anxieties of their own periods, and have often retained the power to unsettle readers of later times.
In this series of lectures, presented by The School of English at Trinity College Dublin, members of the faculty and student body will survey the literature of fear from the Anglo-Saxons up to the present, exploring how literary works have set out both to frighten their audiences and to reflect on the very nature of fear itself.
All lectures take place between 7 and 8pm in the Jonathon Swift Theatre, in the Arts Building of Trinity College, located just at the Nassau Street entrance.
- 22 January 2019
- 29 January 2019
- 05 February 2019
- 12 February 2019
- 19 February 2019
- 26 February 2019
- 12 March 2019
- 19 March 2019
- 26 March 2019
- 02 April 2019
Sleeping with the Lights on: The Pleasures of Horror by Darryl Jones
Grendel and the Pleasures and Uses of Fear by Alice Jorgensen
The Belly of Hell: Jonah and the Whale in Medieval Literature by Brendan O'Connell
“I have supped full with horrors”: Fear in Macbeth by Ema Vyroubalová
"I have a sin of fear" – John Donne and the fear of God by Mark Sweetnam
“I do not fear it: I have been there”: Facing Fear in Sylvia Plath by Rosie Lavan
From Fear to Anxiety and Back: Algernon Blackwood's “The Willows” by Björn Quiring
The Slender Man and Fear of the Internet by Bernice Murphy
What's Supposed to be Frightening About Dracula? by Jarlath Killeen
Mary’s Monster: Maternal Fear in Frankenstein by Clare Clarke
If you wish to attend the entire series, the fee is €60. Individual lectures are €7 each.
Concessionary rates for the full series will be €45, or an individual lecture will be €6 each.
Concessionary rates apply to: students, OAPs, the unemployed, groups of 20+, TCD staff and TCD graduates.
Teachers bringing groups of students receive a free Teacher Pass.
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