Mary Shelley Symposium: Old Age and Treachery

Sat. 16 Apr, 2016 at 12:00pm AEST
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AUD $4.00 - AUD $6.00
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Mary Shelley Symposium: Old Age and Treachery

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.

OLD AGE AND TREACHERY: Hagsploitation, psychobiddies and the aging woman in horror


Horror is obsessed with sexuality and women’s bodies, but while a great deal of attention has been paid to virginal final girls, menstrual werewolves and monstrous pregnancies, the post-menopausal heroines and harridans of horror have generally been overlooked. 

This talk looks at older women in horror through the lens of hagsploitation, from psychobiddies Gloria Swanson and Baby Jane, through to more modern iterations such as Deborah Logan and Jessica Lange’s tragic American Horror Story characters. In doing so it explores some of the reasons how and why representations of aging women in horror have been ignored and marginalised. Wicked witches, living deaths and Grande Dame Guignol: granny’s got the good stuff.

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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Damon B

Merinda S

Kay R

Halcyon M