Vampires and Racism - A talk and film screening @ Rampart Cafe Night, Thursday February 26th, 15 -17 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA
Undead creatures who return from the dead have been part of legends for more then 2000 years. However, some aspects of the vampire legends which are part of our popular culture actually appeared only in the last 150 years. This talk gives an introduction into the historical context of the emerging racist theories in the second half of the 19th century and the development of the modern Dracula legend between the 1850s and 1920s.
The second part of the evening deals with the interesting changes F.W. Murnau made to the well-known books for the German film version "Nosferatu" in 1922.
The evening will close with a screening of the 1922 silent movie Nosferatu (80min).