Migrating Traditions of Seasonal Horror

Johnston, D. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


This lecture focused on the development and movements of traditions of seasonal horror storytelling. This includes the movement of Scots and Irish traditions of Halloween tales over to Canada and the US, where they developed into the modern North American Halloween. This has in turn been disseminated through the media out to the rest of the world, where the holiday has been adopted in a number of places, without the underlying history. Through such migrations we can consider the influence of the media, and also of different cultures upon each other.
Period15 Jan 2016
Held atUniversity of New Brunswick, Canada, New Brunswick


  • Horror
  • Seasonality