Faculty Lectures are all about finding intersting people to talk about interesting things so when we heard that Lorcan McGrane was developing a talk on horror film we hit him right up
Lorcan will present a fast-paced illustrated lecture on the cultural history of the Horror Film from the birth of cinema to the present day.
Before starting stand up in 2007, Comedian Lorcan McGrane had a long career as a lecturer in Media and Film Studies, built on a life-long love of Horror, Science Fiction and Superhero movies, television and comics. Lorcan has a degree in Media Studies from the University of Ulster, where his main thesis was Fascism, Fetishism and Fandom: Political and Psychoanalytical aspects of Judge Dredd (1996) and an MA in Media Studies from DIT, where he gained a distinction and wrote the thesis New Flesh for Film Studies: David Cronenberg and the Horror of the Corporeal (2001). He has lectured at the University of East Anglia, the Norwich University of the Arts and Lowestoft College, creating courses on such topics as corporeality theory, gender studies and the history of graphic design. He has had entries published in the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast (2014), Comics Through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas (2014) and the Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels (2010).