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Summer fun with Dracula

2 June 2020,2:30 pm - 16 June 2020,4:30 pm



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Ever since it was published in the late nineteenth century, Dracula has gripped the public imagination. Whilst most of us become acquainted with the fictional creation through the countless film and TV adaptations, on this course you will read the original novel by Bram Stoker and learn about the fascinating cultural context from which it emerged. So, up for discussion will be explore the use Stoker makes of late nineteenth-century attitudes to science and disease (think about the centrality of blood to the novel as not solely an honouring of folkloric precedent); we will also consider the importance accorded to emerging technologies and the extent to which they serve to defeat the Count. Book lover and historian alike will have plenty to ‘feast on’ on this course! There will also be opportunity to discuss Stephen Moffat’s recent adaptation of the story for the BBC, hailed by its Guardian reviewer as ‘a pure and joyous belter’.

This course will run over three weeks on Tuesdays from 1.30 – 3.30 pm via Zoom and is bought as a package at £210


2 June 2020,2:30 pm
16 June 2020,4:30 pm
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