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Vampires : myths and metaphors of enduring evil

Author: Peter Day
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2006.
Series: At the interface/probing the boundaries, v. 28.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the modern world vampires come in all forms: they can be perpetrators or victims, metaphors or monsters, scapegoats for sinfulness or mirrors of our own evil. What becomes obvious from the scope of the fifteen essays in this collection is that vampires have infiltrated just about every area of popular culture and consciousness. In fact, the way that vampires are depicted in all types of media is often a telling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vampires.
Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2006
(OCoLC)68568663
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Day
ISBN: 1423788230 9781423788232 9789401201469 9401201463
OCLC Number: 70680088
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 243 pages)
Contents: Introduction; PART I Legend of the Vampire; Getting to know the Un-dead: Bram Stoker, Vampires and Dracula; "One for Ever": Desire, Subjectivity and the Threat of the Abject in Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla; Sex, Death, and Ecstasy: The Art of Transgression; The Name of the Vampire: Some Reflections on Current Linguistic Theories on the Etymology of the Word Vampire; The Discourse of the Vampire in First World War Writing; "Dead Man Walking": The Historical Context of Vampire Beliefs; Vampire Dogs and Marsupial Hyenas: Fear, Myth, and the Tasmanian Tiger's Extinction.
Series Title: At the interface/probing the boundaries, v. 28.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Day.

Abstract:

In the modern world vampires come in all forms: they can be perpetrators or victims, metaphors or monsters, scapegoats for sinfulness or mirrors of our own evil. What becomes obvious from the scope of the fifteen essays in this collection is that vampires have infiltrated just about every area of popular culture and consciousness. In fact, the way that vampires are depicted in all types of media is often a telling signifier of the fears and expectations of a culture or community and the way that it perceives itself; and others. The volume's essays offer a fascinating insight into both vampires.
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