The Media Vampire

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Lulu.com, 2012 - Reference - 388 pages
From 18th Century poetry up to modern 3D cinema, the vampire has developed a genre in its own right. Leaving behind its roots in phantasmagoria and horror, taking in romance, action and adventure, as well as flights of science fiction fantasy and political allegory. The vampire is a part of all these fields of artistry and beyond them, a melting pot of imagination and invention that has captivated audiences around the world. In the first part of this volume, Andrew M. Boylan - author of the famous vampire blog Taliesin Meets the Vampires, looks at the genesis of the vampire genre from Ossenfelder's poem Der Vampir to Bram Stoker's seminal novel Dracula. The second part of the book spreads eclectically out from Dracula, just as the genre spread, taking in some famous kissing cousins of the genre as well as looking at the vampire's changing relationship with the divine and following the toothsome bloodsuckers out into space.
 

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Contents

Introduction the Allure of the Vampire
6
The Birth of a Genre
11
The Poetry of the Night
12
Under the Moonlight this Serious Moonlight
26
The House of Karnstein
57
A Not so Common Market
88
A Ukrainian Tale
147
I am Dracula
166
Not One of Us
230
Separated at Birth
252
A Little Night Music
279
The Vampire and the Divine
289
It Came from another World
327
Bibliography
337
Filmography
357
Index
367

Anno Dracula
212
A plague o both your houses
213

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