Parlor Talk: Vampires, Zombies, and the Construction of Race

October 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Comstock House
506 8th St S
Moorhead, MN 56560
$10 ($5 for members)
Davin Wait
(218) 299-5511, ext. 6733

On Monday, October 30, we’re hosting HCSCC Communications Coordinator and historian Davin Wait, who will present his graduate research at NDSU on film and literary depictions of monsters and their relationship to popular psuedoscience of the Victorian Era, a period Julian Huxley called “the eclipse of Darwinism” in his 1942 work, Evolution: The Modern Synthesis. The presentation will focus mostly on vampires and zombies, as well as the influence of 19th century anthropology on the forms that those monsters took.

General admission is $10, but only $5 for HCSCC/MNHS members. As a Parlor Talk, admission includes Rex Cafe snacks, a beer or pop (with more available), and the presentation. Seating is limited at the Comstock House so please reserve as soon as possible. Tickets can be reserved here.

Thanks to Rustica Eatery and Tavern for providing the beer.

To attend free screenings of some of the films Davin will discuss, join us at the Comstock House throughout October.

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