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Tag Archives: True Blood
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
Congratulations to Dr Sue Chaplin of Leeds Beckett University on her new book, The Postmillennial Vampire: Power, Sacrifice and Simulation in True Blood, Twilight and Other Contemporary Narratives, out now from Palgrave Macmillan. This book explores the contemporary figure of … Continue reading
The following CFA has been released for a collection on MTV’s Teen Wolf to be published by McFarland Press. ‘Looking for papers for an essay collection on the MTV television show Teen Wolf, with an emphasis on the most recent seasons. This … Continue reading
Just posting a reminder about this informative and entertaining event. Students should book before 18th March to get the cheap rate. I will be there hopefully doing some chairing and listening to the interesting talks. Look forward to seeing you. … Continue reading
A thoughtful and well-researched blog article on the sympathetic vampire, acknowledging the lesser-known precursors before Anne Rice and noting the shifts from those vampire lovers of the 1970s to their descendants in contemporary paranormal romance by Leigh McLennon, PhD candidate … Continue reading
Alexandra Campbell, PhD student at the University of Glasgow, succinctly reviews here what looks to be an essential contribution to the critical literature on the vampire in literature and other media: Aspasia Stephanou’s book, Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood: Bloodlines, … Continue reading
In this essay, David Castillo and William Egginton give a very thoughtful politicised analysis of the meaning of vampires and zombies in contemporary society. A very useful adjunct to the themes discussed in the OGOM book.
Devon Maloney gives a brisk but useful survey of the changes in the image of the literary and cinematic vampire.
CFP: Daughter of Fangdom: A Conference on Women and the Television Vampire, University of Roehampton, 18 April 2015
Sam and I attended a great conference on vampires in TV, TV Fangdom, last year, organized by OGOM contributor Stacey Abbott with Lorna Jowett and Mike Starr at the University of Northampton. Now, the sequel has been announced: Daughter of … Continue reading
CFP: Daughter of Fangdom: A Conference on Women and the Television Vampire, The University of Roehampton, 18 April 2015
We are delighted to announce that we will be holding a follow-up to TV Fangdom. Here is the CFP and more details to follow as they develop. Daughter of Fangdom: A Conference on Women and the Television Vampire 18 April … Continue reading