RESCHEDULED: Online Talk: The Appearance of Ghosts
Due to unforeseen circumstances this talk will now take place on Wednesday 11th May. If you can't make the new date, the talk will be recorded so please register for a ticket all the same and you will be sent the link to watch the recorded talk afterwards.
Can the dead return to haunt the living? The idea is deeply rooted in our imaginations. For centuries we have told each other stories about ghosts, and they have made a huge impact on our cultural life, appearing in plays and poems, novels and stories, ballads and caricatures, paintings and photographs.
Susan Owens, author of The Ghost: A Cultural History, will discuss the British obsession with ghosts, asking: how has their appearance and behaviour changed over time? And what do their shifting roles reveal about them – and us?
Dr Susan Owens is a writer and former Curator of Paintings at the V&A. Her books include The Ghost: A Cultural History (Tate Publishing, 2017) and Spirit of Place: Artists, Writers and the British Landscape (Thames & Hudson), a Times book of the year.
This talk is part of the programme of events complementing the exhibition Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist as Medium, at the Millennium Gallery until Sunday 26 June 2022.