Thursday, 5 April 2012

Vampire (&) Science

VAMPIRE (&) SCIENCE: A Trans-Disciplinary Conference on the occasion of the Bram Stoker Centenary, 1912-2012

20 April 2012, Trinity College Dublin, Long Room Hub

09:00 First Bites: Opening & Intro

09:15 Clemens Ruthner (Dublin) - How Dracula Became Undead: Stoker’s Vampire & Folklore Studies

10:00 Christian Reiter (Vienna) - The Habsburg Vampyre Files from the 18th Century & Forensic Medicine

10:45 Break

11:15 Brendan Kelly (Dublin) - Fusion, Delusion and a Thirst for Blood: Vampirism & Psychiatry

12:00 Shaun McCann (Dublin) - „The Blood is the life”: Vampirism & Haematology

13:00 Bite Break

14:00 Jürgen Barkhoff (Dublin) - Sucking Energy: Vampirism & Mesmerism

14:45 David J. Skal (Los Angeles) - Science and Pseudoscience: Evolution & the Vampire Mythos

15:30 Break

16:00 Sorcha Ní Fhlainn (Dublin) - Postmodern Vampirism, Evolution & George W. Bush”

16:45 Hannah Priest (Manchester) - Plasma, Parasites & Personality Disorders: Vampires & ‘Bad’ Science

17:30 Final Discussion & Closure of the Tomb

Organized by the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, TCD

Attendance free of charge – everybody’s welcome!


1 comment:

Anthony Hogg said...

That's a helluva scoop, Niels! And those papers sound incredibly interesting.

They've gotta publish them...they've just got to!

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