The Institute for Cultural Research
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Giants, monsters and dragons

Speaker: Dr. Carol Rose
21st October 2000

Mankind's imagination has conjured up a vast array of fantastic creatures - from flying horses to two-headed birds and fire-breathing dragons. Dr. Rose will examine our concepts of the 'monstrous' and the changes brought about by religious beliefs, especially Christianity, as well as the influences of exploration and travel, printing and the spread of secular literature, and the development of political cultures. She will also look at the folkloric content and draw cross-references to the various entities which have existed in different cultures.

Dr. Carol Rose was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire and brought up in a culture rich in traditional legend and folklore. She studied fine art at Bath Academy of Art, entered the world of international business in the Far East and has lectured in professional management since 1975. She has a PhD in Management Psychology, a BA (hons) in Psychology, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and an Honorary Research Fellow in Social and Public Policy at the University of Kent, where she is currently lecturing.