|Religion and the Evolving Vampire Myth
||[Jan. 31st, 2014|05:08 pm]
Thursday 30 January: London Fortean talk on Religion and the Evolving Vampire Myth.|
Bram Stoker injected religion into the modern vampire myth; his vampire hunters fought the evil Dracula with crosses, holy water and Eucharistic wafers. Do such Christian tools still work in our secularised and multi-religious world?
Prof J Gordon Melton, Distinguished Professor of American Religious History at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, explores religion's continuing relevance in today’s vampire novels and films.
Nadia and I went to this talk last night, it was okay but not fab, no visual and the speaker spent too much time talking on why he got interested into vampires and various colleague rather than talk about his topics. Some information were interesting, like when religions started to appear in books and where to next but on the whole nothing too new (i guess might be as we just have been to too many on the subject over the years?)
I do prefer the treadwells format when you have questions immediately after the talk as the mind still fresh of ideas, having a long break in between does break the train of thought( i guess to keep pub happy with drinks consumption but it was over 30 min) . Maybe i was just a bit tired from theatre the night before , a very long day at work and boxing class earlier.