Saturday, 29 July 2017

School: Investigating the Origins of the Paranormal

Goldsmiths University is running a course this autumn called Investigating the Origins of the Paranormal: Reality, Entertainment and Manipulation. Here are the details from the website:
Paranormal beliefs have become extremely widespread in recent years, and are now a focus of many forms of popular entertainment (with paranormal themes informing many contemporary films, TV dramas and reality shows). Why is this? Why do so many of us believe in paranormal phenomena such as ghosts, UFOs, and Bigfoot? Are such beliefs harmful or even dangerous?
In examining the origins, history and contemporary significance of the paranormal, this course critically uncovers some of the ways in which paranormal beliefs not only help us in dealing with the anxieties of living in a rapidly changing, globalised world, but also how those beliefs have been subject to political manipulation around issues of race and national identity.
This is a 10-week short course with tutor Dr Justin Woodman. Weekly sessions are from 6.30pm-8.30pm at Goldsmiths, University of London. It starts on Thursday, 5 Oct 2017. The fees for the entire course are £260.

You can find out more here:

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