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A Classic(al) Monster – 13:15-13:54 Thursday 31st July Leeds City Museum

July 25, 2014
Poster for talk

My poster for my talk on Hannibal Lecter

Eleanor OKell’s talk focuses on the role of the classics and classical myth in Thomas Harris’ construction of a “monster” who has become one of popular fiction’s best-loved serial killers – Hannibal Lecter. The talk explores the classical references and backgrounds evoked by Harris and examines their purpose in terms of the audience’s understanding of the characters involved.



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