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Humanities Lecture Series Explores the Monsterscape of New England Tomorrow

Posted 03/10/2017
Submitted by Nicholas Ealy
Category: Campus Announcements

The University of Hartford Humanities Center Lecture Series “Our Monsters, Ourselves” continues Tuesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dana 201 (Mali 1) Lecture Hall.

The lecture series is free and open to all.

The sixth lecture in the series, titled “Exploring the Monsterscape of New England,” will be given by Jason Ocker, Author.

Jason Ocker is the author of three award-winning macabre travelogues, The New England GrimpendiumThe New York Grimpendium and Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allen Poe. His latest book, A Season with the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts (Countryman Press, 2016), is the result of his move to Salem with his family for the month of October in order to, as he says, “get at the heart of one of the weirdest cities on the planet during its weirdest time of the year.” He also runs the website “OTIS: Odd Things I’ve Seen” (, where he chronicles his visits to oddities of nature, history, art and culture.

The Lecture Series was developed and is led by Amanda Walling PhD, Associate Professor in the department of English and Modern Languages (A&S).

The Humanities Center at the University of Hartford supports interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on the humanities through art, science, technology, media, music, psychology, history, film, philosophy and literature. For more information, contact Nicholas Ealy, Interim Director, at