UH ARTS: Vampires on Screen

The University of Hertfordshire is currently presenting BLOODLUST,  a vampire themed film event for October. The season should be of interest to all lovers of Gothic cinema. If you are one of our UH MA: Modern Literary Cultures students (who will take the ‘Reading the Vampire’ module in January) or a student on  the Generation Dead: YA Fiction and the Gothic module (running from September to December) we hope to see you there. The films are open to all vampire fans however so do come down and be a part of this event. Bloodlust kicks off with Ivan Phillips introducing Coppola’s Dracula (1992) and I will  be speaking prior to the showing of  Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979, Dir: Werner Herzog) on Thursday 20th.  I’d love to see you there.  Don’t leave home without your garlic!!

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UH Arts continues its new programme of film events with ‘BLOODLUST’, a themed season devoted to the vampire.

The ‘BLOODLUST’ season provides an ideal opportunity to discover – or revisit – a distinct quartet of vampire films infused with the genre’s hallmarks: gothic melodrama, intense romance, melancholic longing, dangerous passions, mordant humour, spine-chilling fear… and the lure of endless night.

Enhanced with introductory talks from members of UH’s academic staff, please join us on Thursday nights throughout October.

06 October    Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992, Dir: Francis Ford Coppola)

Guest Speaker Dr Ivan Philips (Associate Dean Learning and Teaching, School of Creative Arts)

13 October    Only Lovers Left Alive (2013, Dir: Jim Jarmusch)

Guest Speaker: Danny Graydon (Film Journalist and UHArts Film Manager)

20 October    Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979, Dir: Werner Herzog)

Guest Speaker: Dr Sam George (Senior Lecturer in Literature, Convenor Open Graves, Open Minds project)

27 October    The Lost Boys (1987, Dir: Joel Schumacher)

Guest Speaker: Dr Laura Mee (Lecturer in Film & Television, School of Creative Arts)

LOCATION: Room B01, ground floor, FMM Building, College Lane Campus
Price: £6 (£4 for students)
Time: 7.30 pm
Book online via www.uharts.co.uk
By telephone: +44 (0)1707 281127
Open Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 12:00
Ticketline are our official ticketing agent, to book until 21:00 call 0844 8889 991

 

About Lucy Northenra

Senior Lecturer in Literature, University of Hertfordshire
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