Category Archives: MA Reading the Vampire module news

Twilight: feminism and fandom

It’s the ten-year anniversary of the first film of Stephenie Meyers’s Twilight series (Twilight, dir. by Catherine Hardwicke), the YA vampire paranormal romance which became a sensation. Both book and film, and the adulation both received, attracted much criticism, often … Continue reading

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Slaying Vampires: Romantic Origins, Theatrical Afterlives

. @DrSamGeorge1 talks about the fascinating history behind this vampire slaying kit, which feeds into the research of the @OGOMProject.#halloween pic.twitter.com/VIKQyktHZV — University of Hertfordshire (@UniofHerts) October 31, 2018 ‘ but those mine enemies, which would not that I should … Continue reading

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Deviant Burial of ‘Vampire’ Child in C15th Italy

I am mapping ‘deviant’ burials for a piece I am writing on Wharram Percy, the medieval English village that mutilated its own dead, including many women and children. Whatever these people believed eventually took hold completely and led to them … Continue reading

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Vampire Myths and Vampire Lore

Coffin Boffin: Vampires

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Recording Dracula (Part Two)

I spent Tuesday at Broadcasting House recording ‘The Forum’ on Dracula. I was one of three guests representing Dracula scholars from around the world for an international audience for the BBC World Service. Joining me from Canada was Dacre Stoker, … Continue reading

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Reading the Vampire: New Critical Studies

It is that time of the year again when I’m anticipating a new run of my ‘Reading the Vampire’ MA module . I’ll be embarking on all the bloodsucking basics with my new MA students in just a few weeks … Continue reading

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Is A Yorkshire Village Home to the First Plague of English Vampires?

Today news broke of a number of mutilated corpses uncovered in a Yorkshire village called Wharram Percy. The medieval English villagers showed widespread belief in the undead returning as revenants or reanimated corpses. They fought back against the risk of … Continue reading

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Vampire Theatricals: An Exploration of Vampires on the Stage

Last week on ‘Reading the Vampire’ we explored ‘The Vampire Theatre: Stage Plays and Victorian Melodrama’ our workshop texts were J. R. Planché, The Vampyre, or Bride of the Isles (1820); William Thomas Moncrieff, The Spectre Bridegroom (1821); George Blink, The … Continue reading

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Gentleman Death in Silk and Lace: Lestat to debut on Undead TV

Fans of Lestat and of  Undead  TV must surely be celebrating today. I heard through Vanity Fair that Anne Rice is bringing her Vampire Chronicles to television. After regaining the rights to the series, the author and her son Christopher are … Continue reading

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Buffy: Once More with Feeling

Here’s a link to Billboard’s Podcast of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Star Anthony Head on the 15th Anniversary of the Show’s Musical Episode for all of OGOM’s Buffy fans…something to walk through fire for or to sing about! Here’s a reminder of … Continue reading

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