Vampire Legends In Contemporary American Culture

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Author: William Patrick Day
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813153948
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 204
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Vampire Legends In Contemporary American Culture

by William Patrick Day, Vampire Legends In Contemporary American Culture Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Vampire Legends In Contemporary American Culture books, While vampire stories have been part of popular culture since the beginning of the nineteenth century, it has been in recent decades that they have become a central part of American culture. Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture looks at how vampire stories -- from Bram Stoker's Dracula to Blacula, from Bela Lugosi's films to Love at First Bite -- have become part of our ongoing debate about what it means to be human. William Patrick Day looks at how writers and filmmakers as diverse as Anne Rice and Andy Warhol present the vampire as an archetype of human identity, as well as how many post-modern vampire stories reflect our fear and attraction to stories of addiction and violence. He argues that contemporary stories use the character of Dracula to explore modern values, and that stories of vampire slayers, such as the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, integrate current feminist ideas and the image of the Vietnam veteran into a new heroic version of the vampire story.


The Vampire In Folklore History Literature Film And Television

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Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476620830
Size: 29.62 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 388
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The Vampire In Folklore History Literature Film And Television

by , The Vampire In Folklore History Literature Film And Television Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Vampire In Folklore History Literature Film And Television books, This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire’s penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television—from Bela Lugosi’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga—are well represented.


Poetische Wiederg Nger

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Author: Julia Bertschik
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Category : Vampires
Languages : de
Pages : 324
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Blood Read

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Author: Joan Gordon
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812216288
Size: 24.19 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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Blood Read

by Joan Gordon, Blood Read Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Blood Read books, "Blood Read is a fresh look at an old form, offering lively, lucid insights into the contemporary explosion of vampire fiction. Nothing else like it exists. This book should set the terms for discussion about vampires for some time to come."--Brian Attebery, Idaho State University


The Last Vampire

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Author: Christopher Pike
Publisher: Simon Pulse
ISBN: 9780671022907
Size: 17.10 MB
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Category : Horror stories.
Languages : en
Pages : 539
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The Last Vampire

by Christopher Pike, The Last Vampire Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Last Vampire books, An omnibus brings together stories four through six in the Last Vampire series--Phantom, Evil Thirst, and Creatures of Forever--continuing the story of Alisa Perne, a vampire caught between the mortal and the immortal. Original.


Bibliographic Index

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Category : Bibliographical literature
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Vampires Today

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Author: Joseph Laycock
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN:
Size: 55.59 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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by Joseph Laycock, Vampires Today Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Vampires Today books, What does it mean to be a vampire? Is vampirism a religion? Is it a fantasy? Today's vampires are best understood as an identity group that has caused a profound change in how individuals choose to define themselves. Readers will meet "lifestyle" vampires, who adopt a culture and a gothic ascetic associated with the vampires of art and legend, and "real" vampires, who feel they must consume blood and/or psychic energy for their well being.


Nostalgia Or Perversion

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Author: Isabella van Elferen
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
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Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 266
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Nostalgia Or Perversion

by Isabella van Elferen, Nostalgia Or Perversion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Nostalgia Or Perversion books, Nostalgia or Perversion? Gothic Rewriting from the Eighteenth Century until the Present Day presents an interdisciplinary approach to an important aspect of Gothic texts, films, and music: that of rewriting. From the eighteenth-century Gothic novel to present-day vampire films and Goth music, the genre is characterised by its nostalgic reflection on past worlds, narratives, and identities. Gothic nostalgia is often accompanied by a transgressive drive, resulting in perversions of the rewritten past-the modern vampire is no longer embodied evil but an attractive dandy, while Goth subcultures reflect on Victorian aesthetics but pervert them by adding fetishist elements. Gothic nostalgia transforms the past, turning it upside down, foregrounding its background, and corrupting its order. In this volume an international group of philosophy, literature, film, and music scholars investigates the instrumental role of nostalgia and perversion in the Gothic's rewriting of the past. If elements of both nostalgia and perversion are operative in Gothic rewriting, how are they connected? How do they play out in differing media? How do they change audiences' views on the relationships between binaries such as past and present, other and self, and norm and deviation? Nostalgia or Perversion brings together the early Gothic novel, present-day female and black Gothic literature, Goth subculture and music, and the imagery of horror films and comic books, thus broadening the definition of 'Gothic' from a literary genre to a gesture of pervasive cultural criticism. The interdisciplinary analysis of nostalgia and perversion in Gothic rewriting uncovers wholly new insights into the artistic and social functions of the Gothic, making the volume useful to both scholars and students. As the essays reflect on academic as well as popular texts and media, it is also accessible to general readers. Nostalgia or Perversion provides a sophisticated analysis of how the Gothic radically rewrites the past, not as nostalgia but as a calculated act of transgression. The past and how its reconstructions break down the boundaries between real and unreal, and normal and abnormal, is examined across a range of different media, including novels, films, comic books, television and music. The essays in this collection also address how this issue shapes Gothic formulations of race, sexuality, and gender. Both ambitious in scope and focused and rigorous in its analysis, this book provides a critically important re-evaluation of the Gothic tradition. -Andrew Smith, University of Glamorgan (UK).


Choice

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Category : Academic libraries
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Mythprint

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Category : Fantasy fiction, English
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