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Trinity Evening Lecture Series: Fear in Literature 2019


Trinity Evening Lecture Series: Fear in Literature 2019

Beowulf’s Grendel, Hamlet’s ghost, Frankenstein’s monster, and many other figures inspire fear in the fictional worlds they haunt. Plays, poems, and novels 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 members of the School of English 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. 

Time and Place:All lectures will take place from 7-8pm in the Jonathan Swift Theatre, Arts Building (Nassau Street entrance), Trinity College Dublin.

22 Jan. 2019      Sleeping with the Lights on: The Pleasures of Horror by Darryl Jones

29 Jan. 2019      Grendel and the Pleasures and Uses of Fear by Alice Jorgensen

05 Feb. 2019      The Belly of Hell: Jonah and the Whale in Medieval Literature by Brendan O'Connell                          

12 Feb. 2019      “I have supped full with horrors”: Fear in Macbeth by Ema Vyroubalová

19 Feb. 2019      "I have a sin of fear" – John Donne and the fear of God by Mark Sweetnam

26 Feb. 2019      “I do not fear it: I have been there”: Facing Fear in Sylvia Plath by Rosie Lavan

12 Mar. 2019     From Fear to Anxiety and Back: Algernon Blackwood's “The Willows” by Björn Quiring

19 Mar. 2019     The Slender Man and Fear of the Internet by Bernice Murphy  

26 Mar. 2019     What's Supposed to be Frightening About Dracula? by Jarlath Killeen

02 Apr. 2019      Mary’s Monster: Maternal Fear in Frankenstein by Clare Clarke


€60 for the entire series. Indivdual lectures are €7 each.

Concessionary Fee:Concessionary rates for the full series will be €45 or an individual lecture will be €6 each. Concessionary rates apply to: students, OAPs, unemployed, groups of 20+, TCD staff & graduates, Teachers bringing groups of students receive a free Teacher Pass. 

How to Buy Tickets for Full Series:To purchase a ticket for the full series, please go to 'Select a Date' and choose date: Tue 22 January 2019, (or date of the next available lecture), then go to 'Tickets', and choose either a 'Full Series Ticket' or 'Full Series Ticket: Concessionary Rate'.For More Information:Please see our website at: or contact Ms Sophia Ní Sheoin at: d2lsZGUgfCB0Y2QgISBpZQ== or call: 01-8962885. 

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