Thursday 30 September 2010

Der Golem - Speakers Announced

The next Cardiff sciSCREEN will be a special Halloween screening of the 1920 horror masterpiece, Der Golem. Directed by Carl Boese and Paul Wegener, the film tells the story of a rabbi who creates a giant creature from clay, the Golem, to defend Jews in Prague from persecution. We will use the film to discuss the role of gothic and monstrosity in science and film, the philosophy of vitalism, and the representation of myth and folklore in film and TV, and Jewishness and Judaism on film and TV. The screening will include live music accompaniment from Reflektor – Jan Kopinski (saxophone) and Steve Iliffe (keyboards).

Confirmed speakers include:
Professor Paul Atkinson (School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University)
Dr. Chris Groves (The ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society, Cardiff University)
Dr. Mikel Koven (Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts, University of Worcester)

The screening will be in Chapter Arts Centre Cinema 1, starting at 5pm, on Sunday 31st October.

This sciSCREEN is funded by the Cardiff University Community Engagement Team, part of the Communications & International Relations Division (CAIRD). Tickets are available from Chapter.

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