Event: Horror, the Macabre, and the Supernatural in Early Medieval Britain and Scandinavia, EMICS

Horror, the Macabre, and the Supernatural in Early Medieval Britain and Scandinavia
Canterbury Christ Church University,
31st August 2013.

10.00 Registration and welcome

10.30 Victoria Symons
‘Grim ond grædig: monstrous appetites in the construction of horror’

11.00 Tom Williams
‘Staring through the eyes of the dead: ritualised horror and the face of Anglo-Saxon violence’

11.30 Break

12.00 Eric Lacey
‘Sounding the death knell: cacophony and the foreboding beasts of battle in Old English literature’

12.30 Mike Bintley
‘The urban horror vacui in Early Medieval England’

13.00 Gabe Moshenska
‘M.R. James’ excavations at Bury Abbey and their impact on his supernatural fiction’

13.30 Lunch

14.30 Richard North
‘Living dead in the Sagas of Icelanders: an anatomy of the horror’

15.30 Round table discussion

16.00 Close

Contact michael.bintley@canterbury.ac.uk for registration and further details.


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