Tag Archives: Bram Stoker

Vampires: Dracula, James Joyce, Jane Austen, bats, and Marx

Again, a bit too late for Hallowe’en, but a handful of essays on vampires here: 1. Recent research at the London Library on Bram Stoker’s annotations to source material for Dracula: ‘The Books That Made Dracula‘. 2. Austen Gilkeson, ‘The … Continue reading

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CFPs: Dracula, vampires, zombies, otherness

Quite a few CFPs here: Better rush for this one–deadline tomorrow, 15 August: A Cross-Platform Dracula Conference, 17-19 October 2018, Brasov Our aim is to present groundbreaking research on Bram Stoker, his novel Dracula and related topics on a bi-annual … Continue reading

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Anthem Gothic, Dracula, popular culture — books, articles, and reviews wanted

Opportunities to publish here: 1. Contributions on the Gothic sought for a new series from Anthem Press, Anthem Studies in Gothic Literature: Anthem Studies in Gothic Literature incorporates a broad range of titles that undertake rigorous, multi-disciplinary and original scholarship … Continue reading

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CFPs: Popular Novels, Dracula

Two CFPs for conferences have come to our attention: 1. Panel papers invited for ‘Novels, Then and Now‘ at the MAPACA conference, Georgia, USA; deadline 30 June 2018: The Popular Novels area includes all novel genres, authors, time periods, cultures, and … Continue reading

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Bram Stoker and the History of the Vampire’s Reflection 19th October

Hoping to see some of you in London on the 19th October for an early Hallowe’en treat Bram Stoker and the History of the Vampire’s Reflection organised by Royal Holloway Centre for Victorian Studies. This event is free but you need … Continue reading

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Sam on Radio: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Just a reminder that Sam is on BBC World Service tonight discussing Bram Stoker’s Dracula with Bridget Kendall, Dacre Stoker, and Dr Sorcha Ni Fhlainn at 20.06–details here. You can also listen again from this web page.

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The Forum ‘Dracula’ BBC Sept 16th

Here’s an up-to-date link to the programme I recorded last week on Dracula. It is broadcast at 20.06 on the 16th September. Do let me know if you enjoy it. Sam http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv0rt

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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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Dracula, in history and in comic books

There’s an interesting article here by Duncan Light, ‘Romania’s problem with Dracula‘, on the fraught relationship between Romania and the history, doubtful at times, that lies behind Bram Stoker’s creation of Dracula. And more on the archetypal vampire by Valentin … Continue reading

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Witches and Walpurgis Night

Happy Walpurgisnacht! Here’s an excellent article by Prof. Owen Davies of the University of Hertfordshire, ‘Witches and Walpurgis Night‘. He traces the folkloric origins of the supposed sabbat of witches through Goethe and Bram Stoker to contemporary popular culture.

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