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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Open Preview See a Problem? Eikli rated it really liked it Feb 12, Preview — Reading the Vampire by Ken Gelder. Don’t have a Kindle? Some stuff seems a bit far-fetched or obscure, but in most of those cases the author simply tells that this or that has been said about vampires, so it’s not his own opinions. A short, quite academic look on the vampire history in books and readihg. Jorien rated it it was ok Jul 03, Fanpire rated it liked it Oct 09, There is some great discussion of the vampire as an economic metaphor.

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Obviously, 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 reaving theme of immigrants and land purchase.


Various theories have been drawn upon to clarify the attraction of audiences to the ideas of biting, exchanging bodily fluids, atypical dependancy relationships between vampires and humans, and Queer theory structures.

And Teading don’t know whether this was because I was expecting something from it that it wasn’t about, or because it was lacking. Diciamo che ogni capitolo avrebbe meritato un volume a parte. Zittaw Press,pp. This week we look at the appeal of paranormal romance and teenage sexuality in vampire literature. 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 of point of view and content.

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

Mikee Delony rated it really liked it Jan 01, Geldwr 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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Anyhow, it’s a bit hard to rate academic books like this, particularly when there are some works that I haven’t yet read. See also Jean and John L. Miss Sophie Bridgman rated it did not like it May 12, Cite this Email this Add to favourites Print this page. Set up a giveaway.

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Dover,pp. Dorian Gray and Dracula are two of the most famous fictional characters ever conceived; here we explore vampire motifs and Wildean aesthetics in order to tease out the connections between the novels and their authors.

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