Mikel J. Koven (University of Worcester): Paul Wegener’s Das Golem (1920) as Folk Horror

Mikel Koven is the author of Blaxploitation Film (2010), Film, Folklore & Urban Legends (2008) and La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film (2006); he co-edited Folklore/Cinema: Popular Film as Vernacular Entertainment (2007) and a special issue of Western Folklore on the topic of “Folklore & Film”. He was formerly Editor of the journal Contemporary Legend before taking up the role of President of the International Society of Contemporary Legend Research (ISCLR). He is currently working on an edited volume entitled Global Mythologies and World Cinemas, as well as contributing research to books on the television shows True Blood and Supernatural. In addition to folklore, horror cinema and exploitation films, Mikel has researched cult movies, Jewishness in film and TV, representations of the Holocaust, and fandom.

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30. 11. 2017 14:10 - 15:45
Celetná 20, Praha 1 (Department of Ethnology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, room 307)
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