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Why are we still spooked?

Why, in an apparently rational age, do we remain so superstitious?


Why, in an apparently rational age, do we remain so superstitious? From alphabet auras to zombies, from deciphering patterns in random occurrences to conspiracies about September 11, modernity seems only to have added to the host of spirits sent to haunt us. What are we still afraid of and unnerved by – and why?

Speakers: Marina Warner, novelist, historian and author of Phantasmagoria: Spirit Visions, Metaphors and Media; Andrew Hussey, writer, cultural historian and author of The Game of War: The life and Death of Guy Debord and Paris; The Secret History; Kim Newman, novelist and critic. Chair: Steven Connor, Professor of English and Humanities at Birkbeck College and author of Fly


Speaker(s):

Professor Marina Warner | talks
Andrew Hussey | talks
Kim Newman | talks
Professor Steven Connor | talks

 

Date and Time:

13 October 2006 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
The Mall
London
SW1Y 5AH
+44 20 79 30 36 47
http://www.ica.org.uk/

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Tickets:

£10, £9 concs, £8 members

Available from:

ICA Box Office 020 7930 3647

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