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‘Some Curious Disquiet’: Highlights from Polidori, the Byronic Vampire and It’s Progeny, 6th-7th April, Keats House, Hampstead, 2019

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Polidori’s Bloodsucking Progeny: Scholars gather to celebrate 200 years of vampire fiction

The first news stories are starting to appear now about our exciting bicentenary event, like this one… To mark the bicentenary of the publication of John Polidori’s gothic tale The Vampyre, academics from across the world will gather at the … Continue reading

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‘Polidori, the Byronic vampire & its progeny’ April 6th-7th 2019

‘Some curious disquiet’: Polidori, the Byronic vampire, and its progeny A symposium for the bicentenary of The Vampyre’ 6-7 April 2019, Keats House, Hampstead We’re beyond excited to announce our next event (above) in the spring. John Polidori published his … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Studying Vampires

My daily Google search for the word ‘vampire’ brought up a rather disturbing article today. An academic, specialising in vampire studies, has been accused of tacitly encouraging blood drinking during his lectures. (The original story can be found in The Daily … Continue reading

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Buffy – My Childhood Companion

Happy Buffyversary! Bill has already blogged links to some wonderful articles about BtVS and below are a few more that may be of interest: The Guardian, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a feminist parable for everyone – including me’, Anthony Head … Continue reading

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Werewolf-Repelling Soap

This is something to get into a lather about: Pojo soaps have created a werewolf repelling soap. If you’re more concerned about something sucking your blood rather than ripping you apart, they also do an anti-vampire soap, as well as … Continue reading

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Love Song for a Vampire 4

Two more gothtastic love songs for some dark romance today!  Evanescence – Bring Me To Life   2. Shakespeare’s Sister -Stay  

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Love Song for a Vampire: Total Eclipse of the Heart

Once upon a time there was light in my life But now there’s only love in the dark Nothing I can say A total eclipse of the heart Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ is a love song for … Continue reading

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The Icelandic Dracula

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

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Generation Dead: The Elusive Vampire

Somewhat later than planned, here is the promised blog on the Generation Dead lecture and seminar on Marcus Sedgwick’s My Swordhand is Singing (2006). The suggested secondary reading for this lecture/ seminar was Sedgwick’s essay on the process of writing … Continue reading

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