'Who wants to live forever?' Mortals, immortals and the undead
Dr Philippa Semper's talk considers our interest in life without death - whether as vampires, zombies or in other forms - as it appears in myth, folklore, literary novels and popular culture.
What can these stories tell us about the desire for immortality?
This talk is part of the Birmingham Speakers at Hay series. Tickets for this talk, and other talks featuring in this series, are available directly from the Hay Festival.