Trinity College Dublin

Posted by Dale Townshend on April 17, 2008 in News tagged with
It Came from the 1950s: Popular Culture, Popular Anxieties.
 
In association with Trinity College Dublin and the School of English’s MPhil in Popular Literature we are delighted to announce that a conference on the theme of 1950s Popular Culture is to be held in Dublin on the 15th and 16th of May 2008. To find out more, please follow this link to our conference homepage: http://1950spopularculture.homestead.com/index.html
 
Our main speakers are:
 
DAVID J. SKAL: An author and filmmaker, Skal’s publications include Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of Dracula From Novel to Stage to Screen (1990),  The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror (1993), V is for Vampire (1995), Dark Carnival: The Secret World of Tod Browning (1995 with Elias Savada), the Norton Critical Edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1996, co-edited with Nina Auerbach), Screams of Reason: Mad Science and Modern Culture (1997) and the anthology Vampires: Encounters with the Undead (2001).
 
CYNDY HENDERSHOT: An Associate Professor in the Department of English and Philosophy at Arkansas State University. Hendershot has written widely on American Popular Culture, and particularly the 1950s. Her publications include Anti-Communism and Popular Culture in Mid-Century America (2002), The Animal Within: Masculinity and the Gothic (1998) I Was a Cold War Monster: Horror Films, Eroticism, and the Cold War Imagination (2001).
 
WAYNE KINSEY: Author of the definitive 2 volume history of Hammer Studios – Hammer Films: The Bray Studios Years (2002), which charts the history of the studio from the 1950s and early 1960s and Hammer Films: The Elstree Studio Years (2007).
 
KIM NEWMAN: Novelist, Film Critic and Broadcaster, whose non-fiction publications include Nightmare Movies, Ghastly Beyond Belief (with Neil Gaiman), Horror: 100 Best Books (with Stephen Jones), Wild West Movies, The BFI Companion to Horror, Millennium Movies and BFI Classics studies of Cat People and Doctor Who. 
 
The conference is admission free and all are welcome! There are however a limited number of spaces available however, so if you are interested in attending contact us at:  MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "ie.f277.mail.yahoo.com" claiming to be popularculture1950sconference@yahoo.co.uk to reserve a place.

Conference organisers: Dr Darryl Jones, Dr Elizabeth McCarthy, and Dr Bernice M. Murphy, School of English, Trinity College Dublin 2, Ireland.

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