Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood Book

Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood


  • Author : Aspasia Stephanou
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-07-17
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137349231

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Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood Excerpt :

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.

Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood Book

Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood


  • Author : Aspasia Stephanou
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-07-17
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137349231

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Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood Excerpt :

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.

Posthuman Gothic Book

Posthuman Gothic


  • Author : Anya Heise-von der Lippe
  • Publisher : University of Wales Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786831071

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Posthuman Gothic Excerpt :

Posthuman Gothic is an edited collection of thirteen chapters, and offers a structured, dialogical contribution to the discussion of the posthuman Gothic. Contributors explore the various ways in which posthuman thought intersects with Gothic textuality and mediality. The texts and media under discussion – from I am Legend to In the Flesh, and from Star Trek to The Truman Show, transgress the boundaries of genre, moving beyond the traditional scope of the Gothic. These texts, the contributors argue, destabilise ideas of the human in a number of ways. By confronting humanity and its Others, they introduce new perspectives on what we traditionally perceive as human. Drawing on key texts of both Gothic and posthumanist theory, the contributors explore such varied themes as posthuman vampire and zombie narratives, genetically modified posthumans, the posthuman in video games, film and TV, the posthuman as a return to nature, the posthuman’s relation to classic monster narratives, and posthuman biohorror and theories of prometheanism and accelerationism. In its entirety, the volume offers a first attempt at addressing the various intersections of the posthuman and the Gothic in contemporary literature and media.

Growing Up with Vampires Book

Growing Up with Vampires


  • Author : Simon Bacon
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476675527

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Growing Up with Vampires Excerpt :

Vampire narratives are generally thought of as adult or young adult fare, yet there is a long history of their appearance in books, film and other media meant for children. They emerge as expressions of anxiety about change and growing up but sometimes turn out to be new best friends who highlight the beauty of difference and individuality. This collection of new essays examines the history of vampires in 20th and 21st century Western popular media marketed to preteens and explores their significance and symbolism.

The Vampire Book

The Vampire


  • Author : Nick Groom
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300232233

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The Vampire Excerpt :

An authoritative new history of the vampire, two hundred years after it first appeared on the literary scene Published to mark the bicentenary of John Polidori's publication of The Vampyre, Nick Groom's detailed new account illuminates the complex history of the iconic creature. The vampire first came to public prominence in the early eighteenth century, when Enlightenment science collided with Eastern European folklore and apparently verified outbreaks of vampirism, capturing the attention of medical researchers, political commentators, social theorists, theologians, and philosophers. Groom accordingly traces the vampire from its role as a monster embodying humankind's fears, to that of an unlikely hero for the marginalized and excluded in the twenty-first century. Drawing on literary and artistic representations, as well as medical, forensic, empirical, and sociopolitical perspectives, this rich and eerie history presents the vampire as a strikingly complex being that has been used to express the traumas and contradictions of the human condition.

The Postmillennial Vampire Book

The Postmillennial Vampire


  • Author : Susan Chaplin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-01-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 113
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319483726

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The Postmillennial Vampire Excerpt :

This book explores the idea that while we see the vampire as a hero of romance, or as a member of an oppressed minority struggling to fit in and acquire legal recognition, the vampire has in many ways changed beyond recognition over recent decades due to radically shifting formations of the sacred in contemporary culture. The figure of the vampire has captured the popular imagination to an unprecedented extent since the turn of the millennium. The philosopher René Girard associates the sacred with a communal violence that sacred ritual controls and contains. As traditional formations of the sacred fragment, the vampire comes to embody and enact this ‘sacred violence’ through complex blood bonds that relate the vampire to the human in wholly new ways in the new millennium.

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.

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.

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.

Gothic Science Fiction Book

Gothic Science Fiction


  • Author : S. MacArthur
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-05-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137389275

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Gothic Science Fiction Excerpt :

Gothic Science Fiction explores the fascinating world of gothic influenced science fiction. From Frankenstein to Doctor Who and from H. G Wells to Stephen King, the book charts the rise of a genre and follows the descent into darkness that consumes it.

Gothic Tourism Book

Gothic Tourism


  • Author : Emma McEvoy
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-01-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137391292

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Gothic Tourism Excerpt :

From Strawberry Hill to The Dungeons, Alnwick Castle to Barnageddon, Gothic tourism is a fascinating, and sometimes controversial, area. This lively study considers Gothic tourism's aesthetics and origins, as well as its relationship with literature, film, folklore, heritage management, arts programming and the 'edutainment' business.

Bram Stoker and the Gothic Book

Bram Stoker and the Gothic


  • Author : Catherine Wynne
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137465047

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Bram Stoker and the Gothic Excerpt :

'My revenge is just begun! I spread it over centuries, and time is on my side,' warns Dracula. This statement is descriptive of the Gothic genre. Like the Count, the Gothic encompasses and has manifested itself in many forms. Bram Stoker and the Gothic demonstrates how Dracula marks a key moment in the transformation of the Gothic. Harking back to early Gothic's preoccupation with the supernatural, decayed aristocracy and incarceration in gloomy castles, the novel speaks to its own time, but has also transformed the genre, a revitalization that continues to sustain the Gothic today. This collection explores the formations of the Gothic, the relationship between Stoker's work and some of his Gothic predecessors, such as Poe and Wollstonecraft, presents new readings of Stoker's fiction and probes the influences of his cultural circle, before concluding by examining aspects of Gothic transformation from Daphne du Maurier to Stoker's own 'reincarnation' in fiction and biography. Bram Stoker and the Gothic testifies to Stoker's centrality to the Gothic genre. Like Dracula, Stoker's 'revenge' shows no sign of abating.

Contemporary Scottish Gothic Book

Contemporary Scottish Gothic


  • Author : T. Baker
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-10-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137457202

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Contemporary Scottish Gothic Excerpt :

An innovative reading of a wide range of contemporary Scottish novels in relation to literary tradition and modern philosophy, Contemporary Scottish Gothic provides a new approach to Scottish fiction and Gothic literature, and offers a fuller picture of contemporary Scottish Gothic than any previous text.

Blood Read Book

Blood Read


  • Author : Joan Gordon
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 1997-10
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 0812216288

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Blood Read Excerpt :

"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

Inhuman Materiality in Gothic Media Book

Inhuman Materiality in Gothic Media


  • Author : Aspasia Stephanou
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-05-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315395722

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Inhuman Materiality in Gothic Media Excerpt :

This book examines the manifestations of materiality across different gothic media to show the inhuman at the heart of literature, film and contemporary media, outlining a philosophy of horror that deals with the horror of the nonhuman, the machine and the nonorganic. The author explores how materiality lends itself ideally to discussions of gothic and horror and acts as a threat to attempts to control meaning which falls outside the realm of consciousness. It brings the two together by examining the manifestations of this materiality to focus on a form of horror that is concerned with the (in) human by reading blood as the conduit of an unnameable materiality that circulates through gothic media, seducing with its familiar mask of gothic aesthetics only to uncover the horror of a totally alienating and inhuman otherness. Film, media, popular culture, philosophy and nineteenth-century literature are brought together and juxtaposed to create a continuity of ideas, and highlighting differences. The book offers innovative readings of notions of blood inscription in different media, of the Dark Web, accelerationism and technoscience to account for the widespread haemophilia in contemporary culture. This title is an essential read for researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students in film studies, media studies, literature, philosophy, cultural theory and popular culture. Its interdisciplinary nature, clear exposition of thought and theoretical ideas will make it a key resource for both students and for general readers with an interest in contemporary horror, media and pop culture.