Dr Nigel Foxcroft delivers papers on the theme of the Mexican Day of the Dead.
15 Aug 2013
The first was held at Encore International Conference Centre Culturel International in Cerisy-la-Salle, France. The conference focused on the work of writer Malcolm Lowry, best known for his acknowledged masterpiece Under the Volcano (1947); rated number 11 on the Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels of the 20th century. The book depicts a series of complex and unwillingly destructive relationships set against a rich evocation of Mexico.
Dr Foxcroft’s paper was entitled ‘Aztecs and Zapotecs: The Day of the Dead and the Cosmic Phantoms of Malcolm Lowry’.
This month he gave the keynote speech at a one-day symposium held at the University of Kent in Canterbury, entitled The Mexican Day of the Dead: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.
In both cases his paper was well received and met with great interest in all the various origins and sources for the Mexican Day of the Dead.