Series starts Friday, September 21
As part of the Mount’s commitment to community outreach, the university is proud to present a free public lecture series at the Keshen Goodman Library (330 Lacewood Drive) in Halifax starting today – Friday, September 21 at 2 p.m. All are welcome!
The series, titled Technology and the Gothic, is presented by Dr. Karen Macfarlane of the Mount’s English department. It will explore the uneasy relationship between humans and technology (and its increasing complexity over time), with a focus on the Gothic mode as a way of examining cultural anxieties about the role of technology in everyday life.
The lecture dates and session topics are as follows (all sessions are at 2 p.m.):
- September 21: Introduction: The Gothic
- September 28: Technologies of unease
- October 5: Spiritualism, Telegraphs and Other Victorian Obsessions
- October 12: Technology in Victorian Fiction
- October 19: Haunting the Twentieth Century
- October 26: Networked Gothic: The Twenty-First Century
About Dr. Macfarlane
An associate professor of English, Dr. Macfarlane’s research interests include the Gothic, particularly monsters and the monstrous body in contemporary culture and late nineteenth century fiction; theory, especially feminist and queer theories; Imperialism in fin-de-siecle popular fiction; postmodernism; Canadian women’s literature.
About the series
The Mount has been partnering with the Keshen Goodman Public Library for many years delivering public lectures that have been very well-received by the community. Previous topics include Canada’s Twentieth Century, 1867-2017: Commemorating Canadian Confederation, Shakespeare and his Rivals, Victorian Monsters and more.