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Zombies, A Cultural History
October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
There’s more to the zombie than rotting flesh and a menu of brains. They shuffled into pop culture a long time ago, and we’ve seen them beaten with bats, swamp Brad Pitt, and even find love.
Join author Roger Luckhurst for a talk unlike any other, that’ll explore the origins of the zombie, the most important Gothic monster of the twentieth century.
Many people know that the zombie emerges from Haiti, but not the truly weird story of the two American writers who went to Haiti in the late 1920s, when Haiti was a colony of the USA, and claimed to have found actual, real-life dead people wandering around the cane fields.
They brought these accounts back to America, and with the help of the mind-numbing rum cocktail ‘The Zombie, they fixed this undead creature in the Western imagination.
Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.
*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.
- Uncover the history behind the zombie
- Discover your new favourite venue
- Do something different toni—braaaaainnssss