Mary Shelley Symposium: Bad Dog!

Sat. 16 Apr, 2016 at 11:00am AEST
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Mary Shelley Symposium: Bad Dog!

This event is part of the Mary Shelley Symposium at Stranger With My Face International Film Festival. Book below for individual ticket(s) or buy a festival pass.


BAD DOG! The Rogue Hounds of Horror


DOMINIC LENNARD



Domestic dogs regularly earn the affectionate adjective “faithful” in tribute to the numerous ways in which they complement and enrich human lives: as companions, guardians, workmates, friends. However, horror cinema provides multiple instances of dogs turned treacherous, canines who fiercely reject our attribution of fidelity and who abuse the special status we afford them in our culture.


With attention to several films, including Suspiria (1977), The Thing (1982), and Cujo (1983), this illustrated presentation takes a stern yet understanding look at these “bad dogs,” considering the terror and allure of imagining the fearsome rebellion of our furry friends.


Dominic Lennard is a writer and academic; he is the author of Bad Seeds and Holy Terrors: The Child Villains of Horror Film (SUNY Press, 2014).


Concessions: ADG/MEAA/AWG/TaFA members, Healthcare Card, Seniors Card, under 16s
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The Founders Room 77 salamanca place
Hobart, TAS 7004
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