Hospitality  Rape and Consent in Vampire Popular Culture Book

Hospitality Rape and Consent in Vampire Popular Culture


  • Author : David Baker
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-14
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319627823

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Hospitality Rape and Consent in Vampire Popular Culture Excerpt :

This unique study explores the vampire as host and guest, captor and hostage: a perfect lover and force of seductive predation. From Dracula and Carmilla, to True Blood and The Originals, the figure of the vampire embodies taboos and desires about hospitality, rape and consent. The first section welcomes the reader into ominous spaces of home, examining the vampire through concepts of hospitality and power, the metaphor of threshold, and the blurred boundaries between visitation, invasion and confinement. Section two reflects upon the historical development of vampire narratives and the monster as oppressed, alienated Other. Section three discusses cultural anxieties of youth, (im)maturity, childhood agency, abuse and the age of consent. The final section addresses vampire as intimate partner, mapping boundaries between invitation, passion and coercion. With its fresh insight into vampire genre, this book will appeal to academics, students and general public alike.

The Transmedia Vampire Book

The Transmedia Vampire


  • Author : Simon Bacon
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2022-02-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476643359

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The Transmedia Vampire Excerpt :

This book explores vampire narratives that have been expressed across multiple media and new technologies. Stories and characters such as Dracula, Carmilla and even Draculaura from Monster High have been made more "real" through their depictions in narratives produced in and across different platforms. This also allows the consumer to engage on multiple levels with the "vampire world," blurring the boundaries between real and imaginary realms and allowing for different kinds of identity to be created while questioning terms such as "author," "reader," "player" and "consumer." These essays investigate the consequences of such immersion and why the undead world of the transmedia vampire is so well suited to life in the 21st century.

Girls in Contemporary Vampire Fiction Book

Girls in Contemporary Vampire Fiction


  • Author : Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-05-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030717445

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Girls in Contemporary Vampire Fiction Excerpt :

This book explores the narratives of girlhood in contemporary YA vampire fiction, bringing into the spotlight the genre’s radical, ambivalent, and contradictory visions of young femininity. Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska considers less-explored popular vampire series for girls, particularly those by P.C. and Kristin Cast and Richelle Mead, tracing the ways in which they engage in larger cultural conversations on girlhood in the Western world. Mapping the interactions between girl and vampire corporealities, delving into the unconventional tales of vampire romance and girl sexual expressions, examining the narratives of women and violence, and venturing into the uncanny vampire classroom to unmask its critique of present-day schooling, the volume offers a new perspective on the vampire genre and an engaging insight into the complexities of growing up a girl.

All Around Monstrous  Monster Media in Their Historical Contexts Book

All Around Monstrous Monster Media in Their Historical Contexts


  • Author : Verena Bernardi
  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781622737949

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All Around Monstrous Monster Media in Their Historical Contexts Excerpt :

We know all kinds of monsters. Vampires who suck human blood, werewolves who harass tourists in London or Paris, zombies who long to feast on our brains, or Godzilla, who is famous in and outside of Japan for destroying whole cities at once. Regardless of their monstrosity, all of these creatures are figments of the human mind and as real as they may seem, monsters are and always have been constructed by human beings. In other words, they are imagined. How they are imagined, however, depends on many different aspects and changes throughout history. The present volume provides an insight into the construction of monstrosity in different kinds of media, including literature, film, and TV series. It will show how and by whom monsters are really created, how time changes the perception of monsters and what characterizes specific monstrosities in their specific historical contexts. The book will provide valuable insights for scholars in different fields, whose interest focuses on either media studies or history.

Young Adult Gothic Fiction Book

Young Adult Gothic Fiction


  • Author : Michelle J. Smith
  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786837516

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Young Adult Gothic Fiction Excerpt :

This collection is the first to focus exclusively on twenty-first-century young adult Gothic fiction. The essays demonstrate how the contemporary resurgence of the Gothic signals anxieties about (and hopes for) young people in the twenty-first century. Changing conceptions of young adults as liminal figures, operating between the modes of child and adult, can be mobilised when combined with Gothic spaces and concepts in texts for young people. In young adult Gothic literature, the crossing of boundaries typical of the Gothic is often motivated by a heterosexual romance plot, in which the human or monstrous female protagonist desires a boy who is not her ‘type’. Additionally, as the Gothic works to define what it means to be human – particularly in relation to gender, race, and identity – the volume also examines how contemporary shifts and flashpoints in identity politics are being negotiated under the metaphoric cloak of monstrosity.

Women Who Kill Book

Women Who Kill


  • Author : David Roche
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-02-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350115613

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Women Who Kill Excerpt :

Women Who Kill explores several lines of inquiry: the female murderer as a figure that destabilizes order; the tension between criminal and victim; the relationship between crime and expression (or the lack thereof); and the paradox whereby a crime can be both an act of destruction and a creative assertion of agency. In doing so, the contributors assess the influence of feminist, queer and gender studies on mainstream television and cinema, notably in the genres (film noir, horror, melodrama) that have received the most critical attention from this perspective. They also analyse the politics of representation by considering these works of fiction in their contexts and addressing some of the ambiguities raised by postfeminism. The book is structured in three parts: Neo-femmes Fatales; Action Babes and Monstrous Women. Films and series examined include White Men Are Cracking Up (1994); Hit & Miss (2012); Gone Girl (2014); Terminator (1984); The Walking Dead (2010); Mad Max: Fury Road (2015); Contagion (2011) and Ex Machina (2015) among others.

The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature Book

The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature


  • Author : Jessica Gildersleeve
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000281705

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The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature Excerpt :

In recent years, Australian literature has experienced a revival of interest both domestically and internationally. The increasing prominence of work by writers like Christos Tsiolkas, heightened through television and film adaptation, as well as the award of major international prizes to writers like Richard Flanagan, and the development of new, high-profile prizes like the Stella Prize, have all reinvigorated interest in Australian literature both at home and abroad. This Companion emerges as a part of that reinvigoration, considering anew the history and development of Australian literature and its key themes, as well as tracing the transition of the field through those critical debates. It considers works of Australian literature on their own terms, as well as positioning them in their critical and historical context and their ethical and interactive position in the public and private spheres. With an emphasis on literature’s responsibilities, this book claims Australian literary studies as a field uniquely positioned to expose the ways in which literature engages with, produces and is produced by its context, provoking a critical re-evaluation of the concept of the relationship between national literatures, cultures, and histories, and the social function of literary texts.

Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction Book

Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction


  • Author : Miranda Corcoran
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-05-07
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429560354

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Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction Excerpt :

Detailing the adventures of a supernatural clan of vampires, witches, and assorted monstrosities, Ray Bradbury’s Elliott family stories are a unique component of his extensive literary output. Written between 1946 and 1994, Bradbury eventually quilted the stories together into a novel, From the Dust Returned (2001), making it a creative project that spanned his adult life. Not only do the stories focus on a single familial unit, engaging with overlapping twentieth-century themes of family, identity and belonging, they were also unique in their time, interrogating post-war American ideologies of domestic unity while reinventing and softening gothic horror for the Baby Boomer generation. Centred around diverse interpretations of the Elliott Family stories, this collection of critical essays recovers the Elliotts for academic purposes by exploring how they form a collective gothic mythos while ranging across distinct themes. Essays included discuss the diverse ways in which the Elliott stories pose questions about difference and Otherness in America; engage with issues of gender, sexuality, and adolescence; and interrogate complex discourses surrounding history, identity, community, and the fantasy of family.

Elder Horror Book

Elder Horror


  • Author : A. Bowdoin Van Riper
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2019-01-25
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476635071

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Elder Horror Excerpt :

As baby boomers gray, cinematic depictions of aging and the aged are on the rise. In the horror genre, fears of growing old take on fantastic proportions. Elderly characters are portrayed as either eccentric harbingers of doom--the crone who stops at nothing to restore her youth, the ancient ancestor who haunts the living--or as frail victims. This collection of new essays explores how various filmic portrayals of aging, as an inescapable horror destined to overtake us all, reflect our complex attitudes toward growing old, along with its social, psychological and economic consequences.

All Around Monstrous Book

All Around Monstrous


  • Author : Verena Bernardi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-09-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 1622738454

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All Around Monstrous Excerpt :

We know all kinds of monsters. Vampires who suck human blood, werewolves who harass tourists in London or Paris, zombies who long to feast on our brains, or Godzilla, who is famous in and outside of Japan for destroying whole cities at once. Regardless of their monstrosity, all of these creatures are figments of the human mind and as real as they may seem, monsters are and always have been constructed by human beings. In other words, they are imagined. How they are imagined, however, depends on many different aspects and changes throughout history. The present volume provides an insight into the construction of monstrosity in different kinds of media, including literature, film, and TV series. It will show how and by whom monsters are really created, how time changes the perception of monsters and what characterizes specific monstrosities in their specific historical contexts. The book will provide valuable insights for scholars in different fields, whose interest focuses on either media studies or history.

The Blood of the Vampire Book
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The Blood of the Vampire


  • Author : Florence Marryat
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1897
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924013496629

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Representing Kink Book

Representing Kink


  • Author : Sara K. Howe
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2021-07-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 149859087X

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Representing Kink Excerpt :

Representing Kink raises awareness about nonnormative texts and erotic practices and desires through engagement with marginalized texts, practices, and ways of reading. It offers kinky readings of canonical texts, science fiction fanzines, fan fiction, self-published novels, and erotica (fan-made, self-published, and traditionally published).

Psychic self defense  The Classic Instruction Manual for Protecting Yourself Against Paranormal Attack Book

Psychic self defense The Classic Instruction Manual for Protecting Yourself Against Paranormal Attack


  • Author : Dion Fortune
  • Publisher : Youcanprint
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9788892648920

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Psychic self defense The Classic Instruction Manual for Protecting Yourself Against Paranormal Attack Excerpt :

After finding herself the subject of a powerful psychic attack in the 1930's, famed British occultist Dion Fortune wrote this detailed instruction manual on protecting oneself from paranormal attack. This classic psychic self-defense guide explains how to understand the signs of a psychic attack, vampirism, hauntings, and methods of defense. Everything you need to know about the methods, motives, and physical aspects of a psychic attack and how to overcome it is here, along with a look at the role psychic elements play in mental illness and how to recognize them. This is one of the best guides to detection and defense

Speaking with Vampires Book

Speaking with Vampires


  • Author : Luise White
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2000-05-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520217041

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Speaking with Vampires Excerpt :

White conducted more than 130 interviews in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia to compile this "stimulating and provocative . . . book on vampires (that) reverses strong mythologies" (Valentin Mudimbe, author of "The Idea of Africa") about the subject. 2 maps.

Literature and Science Book

Literature and Science


  • Author : Sharon Ruston
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781843841784

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Literature and Science Excerpt :

Essays exploring the complex relationship between literature and science.