The Lure of the Vampire: Gender, Fiction and Fandom from Bram Stoker to Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Lure of the Vampire: Gender, Fiction and Fandom from Bram Stoker to Buffy the Vampire Slayer

by Milly Williamson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1904764401

ISBN-13: 9781904764403

Pub. Date: 11/23/2005

Publisher: Wallflower Press

The Lure of the Vampire: Gender, Fiction and Fandom from Bram Stoker to Buffy the Vampire Slayer explores the curiosity and fascination surrounding the enduring myth of Dracula and vampires. Over one hundred years after Bram Stoker's influential novel was published, an interest in vampires is still prevalent in popular culture. This is suggested by the

Overview

The Lure of the Vampire: Gender, Fiction and Fandom from Bram Stoker to Buffy the Vampire Slayer explores the curiosity and fascination surrounding the enduring myth of Dracula and vampires. Over one hundred years after Bram Stoker's influential novel was published, an interest in vampires is still prevalent in popular culture. This is suggested by the recent popularity of such television shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and it's spin-off,Angel. Milly Williamson examines this phenomena and looks at the issues of gender pertaining to both vampires and their followers, the modern portrayal of vampires, the nature of identity and identification, and the fans themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904764403
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
11/23/2005
Series:
Film Studies Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsIntroductionGender and the Dracula: What's at Stake?Vampire Transformations: Gothic Melodrama, Sympathy and the SelfFans Re-reading the Vampire: Issues of Gender and the Pleasures of PathosThe Predicament of the Vampire and the Slayer: Gothic Melodrama in Modern AmericaVampire Fandom: Rebels Without a Cause? Theorising Fandom in the Field of Cultural ProductionVampire Fandom in the Field of Cultural Production: A Vampire Fan Club Case StudyDonning Fangs: Gender, the Vampire and Dressing the SelfRewriting the Vampire: Gender, Sexuality and Fan FictionConclusion. The Vampire and the Self: the Dilemmas of the Dead and the Realm of the PossibleNotesBibliographyIndex

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