A Lecture by Dr. Laurie Bertram on Icelandic Ghost Stories

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    Lady of the Lake Theatre | Google Map
    94 1st Avenue
    Gimli, Manitoba
Free admission

Can ghosts immigrate? Do they assimilate? What longstanding impact did early traumatic episodes, such as the 1876 small pox epidemic, have on migrant culture? How did stories help immigrants make peace with, understand, and preserve difficult pasts? Using a large collection of recorded ghosts stories from the Icelandic-Canadian community kept in the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa as well as the Arni Magnusson Institute in Reykjavík, Dr. Laurie K. Bertram, lecturer at the University of Toronto will address these questions in a lecture that looks at the importance and complex histories of these figures.