A Thesaurus of Horrors: A History of the Fear of Premature Burial

Friday, March 7th at 8pm
at Machine Project
Free

PrematureBurial-Clarke-1919

Librarian Megan Rosenbloom, director of Death Salon, takes you on an exploration of the Victorian obsession with premature burial based on books from the era, and how those hilariously lurid books inspired the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Megan will delve into some of the purported tales of live burial, the entrepreneurs who made safety coffins, the societies formed to protect against this primal fear, and how this fear trickles down into our modern culture.