Contemporary Monsters In Central Australia

Evening talk

Yasmine Musharbash

Contemporary Monsters In Central Australia

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 19:00

Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square. map

Based on fieldwork with the Warlpiri people of Central Australia, I will discuss the significance to them of monsters such as kurdaitcha (humanoid killers with superhuman strength and powers) and pangkarlangu (giant hairy cannibals). I will argue that behind these supernatural monsters which haunt the Warlpiri are the realities of neo-colonial violence and the threat of extinction.

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