Tag Archives: Vampires

Automaton Reads My Vampire Research on Youtube

Amused to find my article for The Conversation ‘How Long Have We Believed in Vampires?’ read by an automaton on Youtube but there is no acknowledgement, nothing to say I wrote it tch!! Well I did! An ironic case of … Continue reading

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How long have we believed in vampires? (from The Conversation)

How long have we believed in vampires? EMVDS-photography/Shutterstock.com Sam George, University of Hertfordshire Vampires have a contested history. Some claim that the creatures are “as old as the world”. But more recent arguments suggest that our belief in vampires 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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CFP: Let’s Go to Work: The Legacy of Angel – A Slayage Special Issue

On October 5th 1999, the first episode of Angel – the spin-off to Buffy the Vampire Slayer – aired on the WB. The television show ran for five seasons and ended with a bang – or at least with a … Continue reading

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Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight: The Vampire Eclipse

You maybe surprised to know that serpents, dragons, jaguars, bats and wolves are all associated with the eclipse, according the Smithsonian Magazine’s What Folklore Tells us About the Eclipse.  I’ve long been aware of the myth of the wolf who swallows … Continue reading

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CFP: The Vampire in Literature, Culture, and Film, PCA/ACA, 28-31 March 2018, Indianopolis

The Vampire in Literature, Culture, and Film Area is seeking papers for the national joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) meeting to be held March 28-31 in Indianapolis, Indiana. We welcome papers on vampires in literature, culture, and film … Continue reading

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RIP Nelsan Ellis

Very sad news that Nelsan Ellis, who played Lafayette magnificently in the HBO vampire series True Blood, has died. This is one of his most memorable scenes: Xavier Aldana Reyes wrote a superb article on this in our OGOM special issue … Continue reading

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10 Works of Literary Horror

A very intriguing list by Emily Temple of ‘10 Works of Literary Horror You Should Read‘–a title which in itself raises interesting questions of genre and evaluation. I’ve only read two of these; it does stimulate me to read more … Continue reading

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Feminism and the Cinematic Vampire

An excellent article by Genevieve Valentine, ‘How the vampire became film’s most feminist monster‘ on the female vampire in cinema, tracing the figure through shifts in feminist perspectives. Valentine says, ‘Vampirism is a charmingly reliable metaphor for a particular brand … Continue reading

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