Academy Discourse: Count Dracula and Bram Stoker


event 19 April 201218:00

Venue: Academy House
Date: 19 April 2012, 6 pm

Terry Eagleton was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He has been a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge and was formerly Thomas Warton Professor of English in the University of Oxford. He is presently Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Universities of Lancaster and Notre Dame, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is the author of over forty works of literary, cultural and political criticism, which include studies of Irish history and culture such as Heathcliff and the Great Hunger. He has also written plays which have been staged in Ireland and Britain, including Saint Oscar, and a novel about Ireland entitled Saints and Scholars.

The lecture will consider Bram Stoker’s Dracula in the context of some traditional notions of evil, including the very different presentation of the idea of evil in Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman. It will also raise the question of Stoker’s Irish Protestant background and its relevance to his fiction.

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