UBC’s department of critical studies is training a critical eye on the nature of beasts in a newly created free public seminar series titled Monsters and Significant Others.
Professors from the English, French, Spanish, art history, and cultural studies departments will give public lectures and lead discussions that will examine the universal, cross-cultural presence of monsters and others in both historical and contemporary contexts.
Participants will focus on the theme of “otherness” as it has been developed through literature, art, film, and cultural discourse.
The seminars will be monthly on Thursday nights at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, starting Sept. 15 To register go to www.ubc.ca/okanagan/critical/monsters. Space is limited.