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Judith's vampish virtue in film, art and literature

Monday 27 June 2011, 6.00PM

The sensational character of Judith's Biblical story has drawn many artists, writers and filmmakers.  Through the ages, Judith has been used to reflect on woman as seductress, warrior, avenger, patriot, politician and priest, and to explore questions of female virtue, sexuality and independence. What story could be more compelling or more culturally illuminating? This talk, by Judith Buchanan of the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York, will include a variety of clips from D.W. Griffith's extraordinary silent film, Judith of Bethulia (1913).


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Location: De Grey Lecture Theatre, York St John University

Judith of Bethulia