9 Oct 2018

Death in popular culture

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:25 pm on 9 October 2018

Death is one of the most ubiquitous settings and plot devices in the TV, films and theatre we consumer, and has been since antiquity.

What does our portrayal of death in media tell us about how we view and relate to it?

Erin Harrington is a lecturer in English and Cultural Studies at the University of Canterbury and also authored "The Casketeers and prime-time tangihanga" - a chapter in the book Death and Dying in New Zealand.

Erin Harrington

Erin Harrington Photo: supplied