Reading the Vampire

Reading the Vampire embeds vampires in their cultural contexts, showing vampire narratives feeding off the anxieties and fascinations of their times: from the nineteenth century perils of tourism, issues of colonialism and national identity ...

Reading the Vampire

Author: Ken Gelder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134895348

Page: 176

View: 453

Insatiable bloodlust, dangerous sexualities, the horror of the undead, uncharted Trannsylvanian wildernesses, and a morbid fascination with the `other': the legend of the vampire continues to haunt popular imagination. Reading the Vampire examines the vampire in all its various manifestations and cultural meanings. Ken Gelder investigates vampire narratives in literature and in film, from early vampire stories like Sheridan Le Fanu's `lesbian vampire' tale Carmilla and Bram Stoker's Dracula, the most famous vampire narrative of all, to contemporary American vampire blockbusters by Stephen King and others, the vampire chronicles of Anne Rice, `post-Ceausescu' vampire narratives, and films such as FW Murnau's Nosferatu and Bram Stoker's Dracula. Reading the Vampire embeds vampires in their cultural contexts, showing vampire narratives feeding off the anxieties and fascinations of their times: from the nineteenth century perils of tourism, issues of colonialism and national identity, and obsessions with sex and death, to the `queer' identity of the vampire or current vampiric metaphors for dangerous exchanges of bodily fluids and AIDS.

Blood Read

"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.

Blood Read

Author: Joan Gordon

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812216288

Page: 264

View: 893

"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

Reading the Vampire Slayer

Essays and analysis of the television programs Buffy the vampire slayer and Angel.

Reading the Vampire Slayer

Author: Roz Kaveney

Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781860649844

Page: 322

View: 708

Essays and analysis of the television programs Buffy the vampire slayer and Angel. Includes an episode guide to all seven seasons of Buffy and to the first four seasons of Angel, as well a critical overview of those seasons' principal themes and structures.

The Lure of the Vampire

CHAPTER 3 FANS RE - READING THE VAMPIRE : ISSUES OF GENDER AND
THE PLEASURES OF PATHOS A BRIEF HISTORY OF READING THE VAMPIRE
Reading the vampire has long been a popular activity . The vampire became an ...

The Lure of the Vampire

Author: Milly Williamson

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764403

Page: 213

View: 789

This title explores the enduring myth of Dracula and vampires and just why it has remained so popular for so long.

Reading the Fantastic Imagination

Edward, on the one hand, is a very trendy vampire, obeying every rule laid down
for the vampire of the third millennium, as shown in the following quote. ... the
vampire is not a monster seeking lives to claim in sadistic acts of terror and ...

Reading the Fantastic Imagination

Author: Dana Percec

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443862975

Page: 296

View: 850

The purpose of Reading the Fantastic Imagination: The Avatars of a Literary Genre is the observation of the very hybridity of the fantastic genre, as a typical postmodern form. The volume continues an older project of the editor and a large number of the contributors, that of investigating the current status of several popular genres, from historical fiction to romance. The scrutiny continues in this third volume, dedicated to the fantastic imagination and the plethora of themes, moods, media, and formats deriving from it. FanLit is surely trendy, even if it is not highbrow, despite its noble ancestry. This apparent paradox characterizes many of the literary genres en vogue today, from historical fiction to romance. This very contradiction forms part of the basis for this book. After the success of the previous book in the series dedicated to a “borderline” literary genre – Romance: The History of a Genre was declared by Cambridge Scholars Publishing as the Critics’ Choice Book of the Month in January 2013 – this collection of studies about the fantastic imagination takes a further step into completing a larger research project which seeks to investigate the varieties of popular fiction. Although all contributors in the series teach canonical literary texts, they did not hesitate to plunge into the opposite area of fictional work and, moreover, continued doing so even though such a project caused the “raise of a few (high)brows,” (Percec 2012, 232) as argued in the Endnote of Romance: The History of a Genre.

Reading the Bront Body

In the first vampire story to be written in English, John Polidori romanticizes the
vampire legend of east European folklore by making his vampire an aristocrat.
Frost notes that up until the publication of Polidori's The Vampyre in 1819, a
vampire ...

Reading the Bront   Body

Author: B. Torgerson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403980187

Page: 180

View: 902

Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Brontë's literary representations of illness and disease reflect the major role illness played in the lives of the Victorians and its frequent reoccurrence within the Brontës' personal lives. An in-depth analysis of the history of nineteenth-century medicine provides the necessary cultural context to understand these representations, giving modern readers a sense of how health, illness, and the body were understood in Victorian England. Together, medical anthropology and the history of medicine offer a useful lens with which to understand Victorian texts. Reading the Brontë Body is the first scholarly attempt to provide both the theoretical framework and historical background to make such a literary analysis of the Brontë novels possible, while exploring how these representations of disease and illness work within a larger cultural framework.

The Vampire Hunters

And I have a horrible feeling that the chain's going to turn red-hot any day now . . . A new novel from award-winning author Pete Johnson that taps into the very current interest in vampires - done with Pete's humorous, accessible touch.

The Vampire Hunters

Author: Pete Johnson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409046885

Page: 272

View: 283

On my thirteenth birthday, my life changed for ever. That's when I learned the shocking truth: I'm a half-vampire. Think that sounds cool? Think again! I've been attacked by an evil vampire bat, had huge cravings for my best friend's blood, and nearly died from eating a pizza (half-vampires aren't great with garlic). Writing my secret blog is the only thing that's kept me from going completely crazy. As if life couldn't get any more complicated, there have been some vicious attacks in the local woods. Vampire-mad Tallulah (definitely not my girlfriend) thinks a super-vampire is behind them - and she's desperate to prove it, with a mysterious chain that's supposed to glow red-hot when a vampire is close by. And I have a horrible feeling that the chain's going to turn red-hot any day now . . . A new novel from award-winning author Pete Johnson that taps into the very current interest in vampires - done with Pete's humorous, accessible touch.

Reading The Eve of St Agnes

Porphyro as vampire. A quite different view of Porphyro's mythical origins is
proposed by James Twitchell: "He is a destroyer, a villain of the first order, not an
imaginary Adam in Madeline's Edenic dream, but rather the poisoner of the apple
.

Reading The Eve of St Agnes

Author: Jack Stillinger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195351507

Page: 200

View: 471

Using the 180-year history of Keats'sEve of St. Agnes as a basis for theorizing about the reading process, Stillinger's book explores the nature and whereabouts of "meaning" in complex works. A proponent of authorial intent, Stillinger argues a theoretical compromise between author and reader, applying a theory of interpretive democracy that includes the endlessly multifarious reader's response as well as Keats's guessed-at intent. Stillinger also considers the process of constructing meaning, and posits an answer to why Keats's work is considered canonical, and why it is still being read and admired.

Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood

The vampire nation ofBladeis stratifiedinto the pureblood vampires and the
turnedvampires, both of them desiring the perfection of their species through the
science of blood. The vampires who are not pure, turned vampires like Frost,see
 ...

Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood

Author: Aspasia Stephanou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137349239

Page: 226

View: 231

Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood examines the manifestations of blood and vampires in various texts and contexts. It seeks to connect, through blood, fictional to real-life vampires to trace similarities, differences and discontinuities. These movements will be seen to parallel changing notions about embodiment and identity in culture.

The Undead Among Us The Figure of the Vampire as the Unknown Other and Its Representation in True Blood

How the figure of the vampire and its representation in fiction can be read, how it
is interpreted, and what particularly the vampire's otherness may tell us is
depicted in the following. 3.3 Reading the Vampire – The Figure of the Vampire
and Its ...

The Undead Among Us   The Figure of the Vampire as the  Unknown Other  and Its Representation in  True Blood

Author: Felicitas Schott

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN: 3842821859

Page: 67

View: 896

Drakul. Nosferatu. Upyr. Vampyre. There have been many names for what we know today as the vampire. For over a century, literature, television, cinema and many other areas in our daily lives cannot be imagined without the appearance of this fictional character. Almost everyone is familiar with the image of the walking undead that creeps out of its coffin at night and sucks the blood out of humans. The undead has always been appealing to its audience. It is the ‘otherness’ of such monsters, their frightful darkness and exoticism that makes them so interesting. This book deals with the figure of the vampire regarded as the ‘unknown other’ and how it is fictionally represented in the American TV series True Blood (2008 - ). Considering both psychoanalytical concepts as well identity theory, the author depicts the literary and cinematographic development of the fictional figure of the vampire since the late nineteenth century, and analyzes different representations of the vampire and its “otherness” as well as their appeal to the audience in the True Blood.

Betrayed Book 3 in the Vampire Journals

Caitlin Paine awakes from a deep coma to discover she has been turned.

Betrayed  Book  3 in the Vampire Journals

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice

ISBN: 0982953747

Page: 326

View: 564

Caitlin Paine awakes from a deep coma to discover she has been turned. Now a true, full bred vampire, she marvels at her new powers, including her ability to fly, and her superhuman strength. She finds that her true love, Caleb is still by her side, waiting patiently for her to recover. She has everything she could dream of.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy

Though I do not look for realism in a show about vampires and werewolves,
neither do I understand why characters who lose ... 120–147; Brian Wall and
Michael Zryd, “Vampire Dialectics: Knowledge, Institutions, and Labour,” in:
Reading the ...

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy

Author: James B. South

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697472

Page: 288

View: 360

Twenty-three essays by young professional philosophers examine crucial ethical and metaphysical aspects of the Buffyverse (the world of Buffy). Though the show already attracted much scholarly attention, this is the first book to fully disinter the intellectual issues. Designed by Whedon as a multilevel story with most of its meanings deeply buried in heaps of heavy irony, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has replaced The X-Files as the show that explains to Americans the nature of the powerful forces of evil continually threatening to surge into our world of everyday decency and overwhelm it. In the tradition of the classic horror films Buffy the Vampire Slayer addresses ethical issues that have long fascinated audiences. This book draws out the ethical and metaphysical lessons from a pop-culture phenomenon.

The Vampire Film

Undead Cinema Jeffrey Weinstock. Case, Sue-Ellen (1991) 'Tracking the
Vampire', Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, 3, 2, 1–20. Cohen,
Jeffrey Jerome (ed.) (1996) Monster Theory: Reading Culture. Minneapolis:
University ...

The Vampire Film

Author: Jeffrey Weinstock

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850034

Page: 144

View: 630

This introductory volume offers an elegant analysis of the enduring appeal of the cinematic vampire. From Georges Méliès' early cinematic experiments to Twilight and Let the Right One In, the history of vampires in cinema can be organised by a handful of governing principles that help make sense of this movie monster's remarkable fecundity. Among these principles are that the cinematic vampire is invariably about sex and the vexed human relationship with technology, and that the vampire is always an overdetermined body condensing what a culture considers other. This volume includes in-depth studies of films including Powell's A Fool There Was, Franco's Vampyros Lesbos, Cronenberg's Rabid, Kümel's Daughters of Darkness, and Merhige's Shadow of the Vampire.

The Vampire Book

Southey based his addition of the vampire character to his poem upon reading
accounts of the Eastern European vampires—the same ones that had, a half
century earlier, caused the debate over vampires in Germany. Once introduced to
 ...

The Vampire Book

Author: J Gordon Melton

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593506

Page: 944

View: 288

The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction From Vlad the Impaler to Barnabas Collins to Edward Cullen to Dracula and Bill Compton, renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, PhD takes the reader on a vast, alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, pop culture, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead exposes everything about the blood thirsty predator. Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal, and The Vampire Book explores it all. The historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Transylvania to plague-infested Europe to Nostradamus and from modern literature to movies and TV series, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

The Vampire Goes to College

“Are there any vampires in Northanger Abbey? ... Edward is one of the major
characters in the series, a youthful vampire who falls passionately in love with
everyday teenager Bella Swan, and the student's experience of reading the four
novels ...

The Vampire Goes to College

Author: Lisa A. Nevárez

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476613656

Page: 256

View: 627

This collection of original essays presents pedagogical tools, methods, and approaches for incorporating the figure of the vampire into the learning environment of the college classroom, in the hopes of ushering the Undead out of the coffin and into the classroom. The essays foster interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue, and serve as a collective resource for those currently teaching the vampire as well as newcomers to vampire studies. Opening with a foreword by Sam George, the collection is organized around such topics as historicizing the vampire, teaching the diverse vampire, and engaging the student learner. Interwoven throughout the volume are strategies for incorporating writing instruction and generating conversations about texts ("texts" defined broadly so as to include film and other media). The vampire allows instructors to explore timeless themes such as life and death, love and passion, immortality, and monstrosity and Otherness.

The Vampire in Europe

This volume collects a number of histories of vampirism in European countries, including anecdotes told by peasants and some occasional folklore.

The Vampire in Europe

Author: Montague Summers

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9780766135765

Page: 329

View: 794

This volume collects a number of histories of vampirism in European countries, including anecdotes told by peasants and some occasional folklore. Contents: author's introduction; the vampire in Greece and Rome of old; the vampire in England, Ireland, and in some Latin lands; Hungary and Czechoslovakia; modern Greece; Russia, Romania, and Bulgaria.

The Vampire Lestat

Lestat has risen from his long sleep as a modern day rock star, and makes public his story of boyhood in eighteenth-century France and initiation into vampiredom in order to solve the mystery of his existence

The Vampire Lestat

Author: Anne Rice

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345313860

Page: 550

View: 363

Lestat has risen from his long sleep as a modern day rock star, and makes public his story of boyhood in eighteenth-century France and initiation into vampiredom in order to solve the mystery of his existence

Reading by Starlight

Postmodern Science Fiction Damien Broderick. Film, feminism, psychoanalysis
by Barbara Creed Reading the Vampire by Ken Gelder READING BY
STARLIGHT Postmodern science fiction Damien Broderick London and.

Reading by Starlight

Author: Damien Broderick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134860056

Page: 216

View: 590

Reading by Starlight explores the characteristics in the writing, marketing and reception of science fiction which distinguish it as a genre. Damien Broderick explores the postmodern self-referentiality of the sci-fi narrative, its intricate coded language and discursive `encyclopaedia'. He shows how, for perfect understanding, sci-fi readers must learn the codes of these imaginary worlds and vocabularies, all the time picking up references to texts by other writers. Reading by Starlight includes close readings of paradigmatic cyberpunk texts and writings by SF novelists and theorists including Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Aldiss, Patrick Parrinder, Kim Stanley Robinson, John Varley, Roger Zelazny, William Gibson, Fredric Jameson and Samuel R. Delaney.

The Pleasures of Reading A Booklover s Alphabet

Vampires,. Zombies,. and. the. Undead. Many cultures have told tales about the
undead—creatures of the night who ... There are werewolves, zombies, and
living dead creatures that come out of the fog to terrorize readers and movie
watchers.

The Pleasures of Reading  A Booklover s Alphabet

Author: Catherine Sheldrick Ross

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610694333

Page: 270

View: 610

Based on years of ground-breaking research, this book supplies a look at the unique relationship between each text and the individual reader that results in a satisfying, pleasurable, and even life-changing reading experience. • Supplies succinct, authoritative, and readable accounts on a wide range of genre literature and explains why these types of books appeal to readers • Promotes the librarian's role with readers and helps librarians design readers' advisory services to better serve readers • Offers valuable insights into readers and reading based on reading research • Includes an extensive bibliography and list of relevant titles for further reading • Provides a fascinating read for librarians, educators, and avid readers