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Scope MagazineSuccessfully straddles the divide between high and low culture...This eclectic approach makes her study all the more comprehensive and fascinating.
— Sarah Artt
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.
— Sarah Artt
— Kelly O'Connor-Salomon
Successfully straddles the divide between high and low culture...This eclectic approach makes her study all the more comprehensive and fascinating.
Insightful and interesting.
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