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Sacred Disobedience: on ‘Penda’s Fen’ (NYC)

Tue. Jan. 9, 2018

Only recently exhumed after having been out of circulation for forty years, Alan Clarke and David Rudkin’s Penda’s Fen has lost none of its power to bewitch and ensorcel. This illustrated talk by Sukhdev Sandhu will explore its topographies and febrile contexts – experimental public broadcasting, avant-garde arcadias, the rural uncanny, a mid-70s Britain that teetered on the brink of civil war, the rise of eldritch England.

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Happy Holidays from the Miskatonic Institute!

Tue. Jan. 9, 2018

We’ll be back in January with a new semester of classes (check out the upcoming events listed in the right hand column) but until then Happy Holidays! Tickets and season passes will be on sale soon (passes will be available on the Registration page, individual tickets will be available on the individual event pages shortly). […]

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Secret Powers of Attraction: Folk Horror in its Cultural Context

Thu. Jan. 18, 2018

British “folk horror” was in many ways a phenomenon of the 1970s, but it has seen a massive revival of popularity in the last decade. What caused it to grow in the fields, forests and furrows of the 1970s and early 1980s? And why has it come back with such a vengeance? In Secret Powers of Attraction, Howard David Ingham gives a broad overview of British folk horror in its time and space, and how popular interest in the occult creates the conditions for it to become a force in our collective imagination.

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Live From Miskatonic: Ramsey Campbell in Conversation with Stephen Jones

Thu. Feb. 15, 2018

For this exclusive event, Ramsey Campbell will discuss his life, his career and his ideology with his friend and colleague, award-winning editor and writer STEPHEN JONES, as well as giving advice to would-be writers on the current state of horror publishing. The evening will end with a Q&A session with the audience. This is an opportunity no horror fan can afford to miss—an informal discussion with one of the giants of the genre, with more than half-a-century of writing experience to draw upon, about the state of modern fiction and film. Don’t miss it!

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Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Exploring The Demon Feminine In Film (NYC)

Tue. Nov. 21, 2017

In this illustrated talk, New School faculty member and author of Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive Kristen J. Sollée will trace the witch in visual media from the early modern era through the present, examining her legacy as an icon of female power and persecution, and as a potent feminist symbol.