Dracula's "Nordic Cousins: Vampiric Traditions and Representations Across Media."
Dracula’s "Nordic Cousins: Vampiric Traditions and Representations Across Media.” October 30, 2021 1;00-2:00 PM CDT ( online via ZOOM) Livsreise is pleased to welcome back Dr. Jared Schmidt, who previously presented at Livsreise in March of 2019. When you hear the word, “vampire,” what comes to mind? Is it a suave, aristocratic gentleman inspired by Bela Lugosi? Perhaps the otherworldly face of Nosferatu’s Count Orlok haunts in the shadows inching up your staircase? Or do they sparkle in the sunlight like Twilight’s Edward Cullen? How about a reindeer? Just in time for Halloween, this presentation will introduce audience members to a handful of Count Dracula’s Nordic cousins. Folklorist Dr. Jared L. Schmidt will lead a survey across time and storytelling mediums about a handful of select vampires (and vampires-adjacent beings). Examples covered will include the ghost-like draugr that loomed in Viking nightmares, to Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch’s chilling “Vampire,” and the 1952 Finnish film, “The White Reindeer.” Currently, Jared is a member of the adjunct faculty at both Tillamook Bay Community College (Tillamook, OR) and Southwestern Oregon Community College (Coos Bay, OR). Here is the link to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GIWSe8GSQOmJMOGBNU9RRw