Dr. Brendan Kelly, a senior lecturer in psychiatry and consulting psychiatrist at University College Dublin and Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, will deliver the lecture “Fusion, Delusion and a Thirst for Blood: Bram Stoker and the Psychology of Vampires” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Grand Courtroom of the Quinnipiac University School of Law Center. This event is free and open to the public.
This illustrated lecture will examine the psychological origins of the vampire myth. Kelly will attempt to answer the questions: Why is the vampire myth so powerful and enduring? Are individuals who practice vampirism, including drinking blood, performing vampire-like rites, mentally ill?
Kelly will also explore the origins of the classic novel, “Dracula,” written by Bram Stoker. He also will examine what lies behind the enduring appeal of “Dracula,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and the “Twilight” novels and movies. Why is the vampire myth as timeless and indestructible as vampires themselves?
For more information, call 203-582-8652.