Images of the modern vampire : the hip and the atavistic / edited by Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan.
- Madison ; Lanham, Maryland : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press : Co-published with The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 
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- This book presents the vampire as a truly international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk character, the literary vampire (such as Dracula), or 20th-century film versions. Instead, we move around the world and into the 21st-century: reshaping the legend into a post-modern image that is psychologically and socially relevant while retaining elements of folklore mixed with a hint of science fiction. This book is intended for aficionados of folklore and mythology, as well as literary and film scholars, vampire devotees, and a more general audience interested in the supern
- Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART I. THE VAMPIRE IN MODERN FILM; Chapter 1. Reflecting Dracula: The Undead in Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt; Chapter 2. A Species of One: The Atavistic Vampire from Dracula to The Wisdom of Crocodiles; Chapter 3. Dracula the Anti-Christ: New Resurrection of an Immortal Prejudice; Chapter 4. Eat Me! The Morality of Hunger in Vampiric Cuisine; PART II. RACE, GENDER AND THE VAMPIRE; Chapter 5. The Madonna and Child: Reevaluating Social Conventions through Anne Rice's Forgotten Females
Chapter 6. Female Empowerment: Buffy and Her Heiresses in ControlChapter 7. Lightening "The White Man's Burden": Evolution of the Vampire from the Victorian Racialism of Dracula to the New World Order of I Am Legend; Chapter 8. You're Nothing to Me But Another . . . [White] Vampire": A Study of theRepresentation of the Black Vampire in American Mainstream Cinema; Chapter 9. She Would Be No Man's Property Ever Again": Vampirism, Slavery, and Black Female Heroism in Contemporary African American Women's Fiction; PART III. NEW READINGS OF THE VAMPIRE
Chapter 10. Blood-Abstinent Vampires and the Women Who Consume ThemChapter 11. "Exactly My Brand of Heroin": Contexts and the Creation of the Twilight Phenomenon; Chapter 12. Disciplinary Lessons: Myth, Female Desire, and the Monstrous Maternal in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series; Chapter 13. Vampire Vogue and Female Fashion: Dressing Skin and Dressing-Up in the Sookie Stackhouse and Twilight Series; Chapter 14. The Politics of Reproduction in Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga; Chapter 15. The Vampire from an Evolutionary Perspective in Japanese Animation: Blood+
Chapter 16. Adapting Dracula to an Irish Context: Reconfiguring the Universal VampireSelected Bibliography; Index; About the Editors and Contributors
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- Brodman, Barbara.
Doan, James E.
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