The Contemporary Gothic Monstrosity in the New Millennium
The third event in the Leeds Cultural Conversations series 2018/19.
Presented by Dr Sue Chaplin.
This talk examines changing representations of monstrosity in the new millennium, situating these changes in the context of the rise of neoliberalism and the resistance to it. In particular it will consider the huge contemporary popularity of and the radical shift in depictions of the vampire and the zombie in postmillennial fiction, film and television.