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UC Connect Public Lecture: Horror for the Faint-Hearted

UC Connect Public Lecture: Horror for the Faint-Hearted

Why is horror so consistently popular? What is its ongoing appeal?

And why do scary movies make some people tick and others feel sick?

In the upcoming UC Connect public lecture Horror for the Faint-Hearted, University of Canterbury (UC) English and Cultural Studies lecturer Dr Erin Harrington offers a funhouse ride through the pleasures and perils of the horror genre. She will explore not only how terror might be a source of entertainment, but how horror may reveal dark truths about our own fears and desires.

Dr Erin Harrington loves all things gross and spooky. A lecturer in English and Cultural Studies in the UC College of Arts, she is an expert in horror, popular and visual culture, and gender and sexuality, and she is also a prolific theatre critic.

Dr Harrington’s research and academic work focuses on horror, embodiment, popular and visual culture, and sex and gender, and she also has a particular interest in theatre, criticism and dramaturgy. She has written for a range of literary and academic publications, art catalogues, and popular media outlets, and she regularly appears as a speaker and panellist. Her bookWomen, Monstrosity and Horror Film: Gynaehorror was published by Routledge in 2017.

UC Connect public lecture: Horror for the Faint-Hearted, Dr Erin Harrington, Lecturer in English and Cultural Studies, UC Arts, 7pm on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at the University of Canterbury.

Register to attend free at: www.canterbury.ac.nz/ucconnect

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