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Nietzschean Killers Meet Feminist Cop: Murder by Numbers and the Storying of Leopold and Loeb

Thursday, 20 October 2016 10:30am

This seminar examines the group of films based on the story of Nathan F. Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, whose joint kidnap and murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks in Chicago on May 21, 1924 was famously dubbed the ‘crime of the century’.

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The New Research on Horror conference examines the current state of the genre

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Horror is currently experiencing a cultural renaissance across media, including film, television, comic books, videogames, music, and literature.

Despite this, most scholarship on horror remains confined within disciplinary limits. The conference will contest this by engaging with horror both within and across these media, bringing scholars into an interdisciplinary dialogue. We will look at horror as a transnational, transmedia, transhistorical phenomenon, but with a particular focus on contemporary iterations of the genre.