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The Fantastic Vampire

Author: International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts 1997 Ft. lauder

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0313309337

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 159

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Wherever vampires existed in the imaginations of different peoples, they adapted themselves to the customs of the local culture. In The Vampyre (1819), John Polidori introduced Lord Ruthven and established the vampire craze of the 19th century that resulted in a flood of German vampire poetry, French vampire drama, and British vampire fiction. That tradition culminated in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897), which fixed the character of the Transylvanian nobleman firmly in the public imagination. The contributors to this volume examine representations of the vampire in fiction, film, folklore, and popular culture. While some look at Stoker and the early literary vampire, others study the works of contemporary writers, such as Anne Rice and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, vampirism as a metaphor for AIDS, and racial issues in such films as Blacula and Vampire in Brooklyn.
The Fantastic Vampire
Language: en
Pages: 159
Authors: International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts 1997 Ft. lauder, International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

Wherever vampires existed in the imaginations of different peoples, they adapted themselves to the customs of the local culture. In The Vampyre (1819), John Polidori introduced Lord Ruthven and established the vampire craze of the 19th century that resulted in a flood of German vampire poetry, French vampire drama, and
Reading the Fantastic Imagination
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Dana Percec
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-26 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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
The Fantastic Made Visible
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, Ace G. Pilkington
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-14 - Publisher: McFarland

Fantasy and science fiction began in print, and from the first films to the latest blockbusters, print stories have provided the inspirations, the ideas, and in some cases the detailed blueprints. Adaption Studies has long been an area of intense debate in literature and film studies, but no single work
The Vampire in Folklore, History, Literature, Film and Television
Language: en
Pages: 388
Authors: Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, Ace G. Pilkington
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-18 - Publisher: McFarland

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
Transitions and Dissolving Boundaries in the Fantastic
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Christine Lötscher, Petra Schrackmann, Ingrid Tomkowiak, Aleta-Amirée von Holzen
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

By creating hybrid zones of autonomy, the 'fantastic' - a subgenre of literary works - provides alternatives to conventional understandings of the world, knowledge, or identity. The fantastic raises a number of significant questions about cultural and social developments, and challenges existing boundaries. With regard to fantastic fiction in literature