Karen Herland

Karen Herland

Karen Herland fell in with a bad crowd with a taste for horror at a young age. Currently, her research focuses on the social and cultural construction and marginalization of bodies considered threatening or challenging to traditional norms. She is a Co-Director of Montreal’s Monstrum Society and sits on the Monstrum Journal’s editorial board. She has taught at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies since 2012. Amongst her recent publications are “ ‘Always Hearing Voices, Never Hearing Mine’: Sound and Fury in The Snake Pit” in Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema (2014) and “Horror and the Last Frontier: Monstrous Borders and Bodies” in Firefly and Westworld.” Joss Whedon vs. the Horror Tradition: The Production of Genre in Buffy and Beyond.(2019), A lecturer in popular/visual culture and sexuality studies at Concordia University, she has been involved in teaching their interdisciplinary course on HIV/AIDS for more than a decade and has served as the Director of the university’s HIV/AIDS Community Lecture Series.

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    TERROR AT THE MARGINS: THE PROSTITUTE AS OTHER
    Wed. Apr. 4, 2012 - Wed. Apr. 25, 2012 - 12:00 am
    SMALL SCREENS, BIG CHILLS: CLASSIC AMERICAN TV HORROR
    Tue. Jan. 22, 2013 - Tue. Feb. 26, 2013 - 12:00 am
    BLOOD BORN: INVASION OF THE BODY
    Tue. Oct. 7, 2014 - Tue. Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:00 am
    TRUE CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
    Tue. Mar. 29, 2016 - Tue. Apr. 12, 2016 - 12:00 am
    WOMEN HORROR DIRECTORS
    Tue. Sep. 27, 2016 - Tue. Nov. 1, 2016 - 12:00 am
    DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS: WOMEN HORROR DIRECTORS
    Tue. Oct. 17, 2017 - Tue. Nov. 21, 2017 - 12:00 am
    Blood Born: The Horror of AIDS (NYC)
    Tue. Feb. 26, 2019 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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