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Vampires [electronic resource] : myths and metaphors of enduring evil / edited by Peter Day.

Publication:
Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (258 p.)
Series:
At the interface/probing the boundaries ; 28.
At the interface/probing the boundaries ; 28
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Subjects:
Vampires.
Folklore.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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 themselves and the cultures that envisage them.
Contents:
Preliminary Material
Introduction / Peter Day
Legend of the Vampire
Getting to know the Un-dead: Bram Stoker, Vampires and Dracula / Elizabeth Miller
"One for Ever": Desire, Subjectivity and the Threat of the Abject in Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla / Hyun-Jung Lee
Sex, Death, and Ecstacy: The Art of Transgression / Lois Drawmer
The Name of the Vampire: Some Reflections on Current Linguistic Theories on the Etymology of the Word Vampire / Peter Mario Kreuter
The Discourse of the Vampire in First World War Writing / Terry Phillips
"Dead Man Walking": The Historical Context of Vampire Beliefs / Darren Oldridge
Vampire Dogs and Marsupial Hyenas: Fear, Myth, and the Tasmanian Tiger's Extinction / Phil Bagust
Vampires for the Modern Mind
Vampire Subcultures / Meg Barker
Embracing the Metropolis: Urban Vampires in American Cinema of the 1980's and 90's / Stacey Abbott
Piercing the Corporate Veil - With a Stake? Vampire Imagery and the Law / Sharon Sutherland
The Vampire and the Cyborg Embrace: Affect Beyond Fantasy in Virtual Materialism / James Tobias
Looking in the Mirror: Vampires, the Symbolic, and the Thing / Fiona Peters
"Death to Vampires!": The Vampire Body and the Meaning of Mutilation / Elizabeth McCarthy
The Un-dead: To be Feared or/and Pitied / Nursel Icoz
"You're Whining Again Louis": Anne Rice's Vampires as Indices of the Depressive Self / Pete Remington.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Day, Peter.
ISBN:
94-012-0146-3
1-4237-8823-0
OCLC:
70680088