Occult in Literature workshops at UCD


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Three workshops on the role of portrayals of the occult in popular fiction and entertainment will be hosted in UCD this Friday.

Limited tickets are available for these workshops on the influence of occult beliefs, themes and figures on British popular culture between 1845 and 1947. The workshops will be led by Professor Nicholas Daly, UCD’s Chair of Modern English and American Literature, in Room H204 of the Humanities Institute.

The workshops are “Spirits of the Air” from 9.15am – 10.30am, “Popular Occulture in Ireland” by 11.00–12.30 and “Demons, Witches, and Satanists in British Popular Fiction” from 1.30pm –3.30pm. There will be coffee and meal breaks in between, with a roundtable discussion from 4pm – 5pm and the evening concluding with a reception at Freemason’s Hall in Molesworth Street from 5.30pm to 7pm.

Attendance is free, though spaces are limited and booking is essential, which can be done here. Anyone with specific dietary or access requirements or other queries can email the team at popocculture@stir.ac.uk.

By Kevin Carney