NATURAL BORN CELEBRITIES: DAVID SCHMID
Over the past thirty years the figure of the serial killer, luridly transgressive and horrific as he or she is, has become endemic in pop culture. The academic and crime literature expert David Schmid has a few theories as to why. In his Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture – described by Joyce Carol Oates as a “compelling examination of the media phenomenon of the celebrity criminal” – Schmid argues that the figure of the serial killer is essential to the American psyche. Join him in an exploration of violence.
Please note a venue change since original programme. This event will be held in the Heartland Festival Room, Aotea Square.