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A ghostly figure of a woman at the window
Mon 28 Sep, 2020 - Mon 9 Nov, 2020

Late Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories with Philip Healy

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Course

The ghost story comes into its own in the late Victorian and Edwardian period. With mist swirling outside the window, and huddled around the log fire, the late Victorians and Edwardians thrilled to the tale of supernatural events. What was it in the culture of the time that encouraged the writing and reading of the ghost story? How was the ghost story influenced by the rise of science and the decline of orthodox religion? What was the impact of the growing interest in the operations of the mind? What role did the Society for Psychical Research play? We will examine these and other questions in a reading of ghost stories by M.R. James, Henry James and other writers of the period.

Tutor: Philip Healy
A series of six sessions, Mondays 2.00 - 3.30pm
28 SEP, 5, 12, 19 OCT, 2, 9, NOV 2020
£60 per person
To book: [email protected]

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