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Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature

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Pathology Museum (3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre)

QMUL School of Medicine and Dentistry

St Bartholomew's Hospital site

West Smithfield

EC1A 7BE

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***Doors open 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start. There will be time to view the specimens***

"Creating the Human" Seminars - Autumn/Winter 2017. The Dissected Body

Our "Creating the Human" Seminar Season focuses on how the human body can be created, re-created, misinterpreted and modified to devise our own, or others', physical and/or mental identities.


Join Ian Conrich and Laura Sedgwick for "Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature" (www.creatinghuman4.eventbrite.co.uk)

Ian and Laura will systematically and theoretically analyse the use and representation of individual body parts in Gothic fiction. Moving between filmic and literary texts and across the body—from the brain, hair and teeth, to hands, skin and the stomach—this book engages in unique readings by foregrounding a diversity of global representations. Building on scholarly work on the ‘Gothic body’ and ‘body horror’, Gothic Dissections in Film and Literature dissects the individual features that comprise the physical human corporeal form in its different functions. This very original and accessible study, which will appeal to a broad range of readers interested in the Gothic, centralises the use (and abuse) of limbs, organs, bones and appendages. It presents a set of unique global examinations; from Brazil, France and South Korea to name a few; that address the materiality of the Gothic body in depth in texts ranging from the nineteenth century to the present; from Nikolai Gogol and Edgar Allan Poe to Roald Dahl, Chuck Palahniuk, and David Cronenberg.

Ian Conrich is Honorary Fellow at the University of Vienna, Austria. He is an author or editor of fourteen books, including Horror Zone: The Cultural Experience of Contemporary Horror Cinema(2009) and The Cinema of John Carpenter: The Technique of Terror (2005).

Laura Sedgwick is studying for a PhD in Film and Gothic Studies at the University of Stirling, Scotland. She is co-editor for a special issue of Post Script, on Islands and Film.

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In order to be given alcohol you must be 18. To attend the lecture, you must be 16 years old minimum (but inform the organiser first)

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Tube stations: Barbican, Farringdon and St Pauls. Map and parking information is on our organiser page (scroll down) and website (www.qmul.ac.uk/pathologymuseum)

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No - we will have a printed guestlist

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Pathology Museum (3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre)

QMUL School of Medicine and Dentistry

St Bartholomew's Hospital site

West Smithfield

EC1A 7BE

United Kingdom

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