Get this from a library! Reading the vampire. [Ken Gelder] — Gelder examines the vampire in its various film and narrative manifestations. [StudyNet] and Ken Gelder’s, ‘Vampires in Greece: Byron and Polidori’, in Reading the Vampire, pp. as a starting point. Week 2 Workshop: ‘The Vampire. Reading the Vampire examines the creature in all its various manifestations and cultural meanings. Ken Gelder investigates vampire narratives in literature and.

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Jan 30, Grlder Cerbing rated it liked it Shelves: Read more Read less. Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. Goodreads reeading you keep track of books you want to read. Some good insights in the first few chapters with regards to Dracula. Anne Rice takes an unorthodox approach to the genre, having the vampire come out of the closet and make himself known, speaking first hand through an interview on a tape recorder.

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Refresh and try again. An academic treatment of vampires, this book is a relatively brief, but surprisingly comprehensive account of vampire readings from the Victorian period where it was just considered an amusing tale to today where we’ll probably soon see the financial crisis being read into Dracula joking, but not even far-fetched given the theme of immigrants and land purchase.


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Sep 10, Vitani Days rated it really liked it Shelves: And I appreciate that he can’t include every single vampire book and film, but this was very North America and western Europe focused, and even I Am Legend didn’t get much of a look in other than to mention that Hammar studio’s script for this got readint by censors even before they started filming. I didn’t see the vampires so much in I Am Legend, but I am surprised the book didn’t feature in this one.

Obviously, Dracula takes up the most space, and the chapter on vampires and cinema is really good, but this is most of all a book to give you an overview of the vampire discourse in academic circles.

To ask other readers questions about Reading the Vampireplease sign up. However I read ‘Reading the Vampire’ as research for an academic essay and proposal, so I felt this lacked a certain ‘unique selling point’ in terms o Some good insights in the first few chapters with regards to Dracula.


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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. And there wasn’t as readkng as I’d hoped about how the era is using the vampire to voice something – such as in the middle ages it’s to deal with superstition and to explain away natural phenomea that people couldn’t explain at the time as they didn’t have the scientific knowledge we have; or that these superstitions were picked up by the church as another way to control the masses; or that after that, when we know that vampies “don’t exist” we use them to portray other anxieties in society – fear of death, spread of AIDS, what it is to be human etc etc etc.

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And I don’t know whether this was because I was expecting something from it that it geldet about, or because it was lacking. Milena rated it really liked it Aug 28, And there’s all that wealth of folklore. But this was copyrighted in and the man can’t see in to the future so we’ll let him off.

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