CGS Professor Regina Hansen discusses Halloween origin in BU Today

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November 4th, 2013

Professor Regina Hansen

Professor Regina Hansen

Have you ever been curious about where Halloween came from? We all tell scary stories, get candy, and dress in costume, but why?

CGS Rhetoric Professor and expert on the supernatural, Regina Hansen tells BU Today where the modern holiday came from. Hansen speaks on the roots, the modernization, and the global expansion of Halloween.

The conversation from there expands, discussing monsters, werewolves, maenads, and the Twilight vampires. Her extensive knowledge of mythological monsters and pop culture creates an informative and entertaining interview.

To check out the interview, click here.

For more monster goodness, see Professor Hansen discuss the popularity of vampires and zombies here.

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