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Death, Dystopia and Technology Circa 1970: Night 1 of Tales from the Celluloid Coffin: A Death-themed Series of Screenings

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

| $5

A death-themed series of screenings curated by Morbid Anatomy Scholar in Residence John Troyer, Ph.D., Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath
Date: Monday, August 4
Admission: $5 (Tickets here) 

Tonight is the inaugural night of “Tales from the Celluloid Coffin”: A death-themed series of screenings curated by scholar in residence John Troyer, Ph.D., Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath.

In tonight’s offering:
Science Fiction Films about dystopian futures often use the relationship between death and technology as a core plot point to scare the bejesus out of audiences. Especially films released during the early 1970′s and featuring well known actors who frequently starred in disaster movies.

Tales from the Celluloid Coffin 
In this series of films and television programs taking place over four Mondays (August 4 – 25), Morbid Anatomy Scholar in Residence John Troyer will demonstrate how differently (and creatively) death, dying, and the dead body can be discussed when moving away from traditional story lines. These films and television shows represent very original approaches to thinking about modern death.

Dr. John Troyer is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath. His interdisciplinary research focuses on contemporary memorialization practices, concepts of spatial historiography, and the dead body’s relationship with technology. Dr. Troyer is also a theatre director and installation artist with extensive experience in site-specific performance across the United States and Europe. He is a co-founder of the Death Reference Desk website (http://www.deathreferencedesk.org), the Future Cemetery Project (http://www.futurecemetery.com) and a frequent commentator for the BBC. His forthcoming book, Technologies of the Human Corpse (published by the University of North Carolina Press), will appear in 2015.

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Date:
August 4
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$5
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