Tag Archives: Bram Stoker
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
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
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.
Fascinating article by Hans Corneel de Roos on an Icelandic vampire novel from 1900 which has a curious hypertextual relationship with Bram Stoker’s Dracula (‘hypertextual’ is Gérard Genette’s term for that variety of intertextuality where one text is modelled on … Continue reading
On this day (16 May), 1897, that seminal text of open graves and the Undead, Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published. The British Library’s website (an excellent resource) has a valuable little piece on that first edition here.
When I found myself in Ireland over Easter I headed to the Dublin Writer’s Museum to look for material on Bram Stoker. The museum presents ‘the literary heritage left by writers of the past’ and it was established ‘to promote interest, … Continue reading
Tickets are now one sale for ‘The Bram Stoker International Film Festival’ (27th-30th October 2016). Certainly an event to get your fangs into!
The Fourth World Dracula Congress organised by the Transylvanian Society of Dracula will be taking place on the 2oth-21st October 2016, at Trinity College, Dublin. The CFP has been released and abstracts of 150-250 words need to be sent in by … Continue reading
The following CFP has been released for the World Vampire Congress 2016 which forms part of the Bram Stoker International Film Festival (BSIFF) which will be taking place 27th-30th October 2016, Whitby, Yorkshire. More information can be found below: “World … Continue reading