Draculas, Vampires, and Other Undead Forms: Essays on Gender, Race and Culture

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John Edgar Browning, Caroline Joan "Kay" S. Picart
Scarecrow Press, Apr 8, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 338 pages
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Since the publication of Dracula in 1897, Bram Stoker's original creation has been a source of inspiration for artists, writers, and filmmakers. From Universal's early black-and-white films and Hammer's Technicolor representations that followed, iterations of Dracula have been cemented in mainstream cinema. This anthology investigates and explores the far larger body of work coming from sources beyond mainstream cinema reinventing Dracula. Draculas, Vampires and Other Undead Forms assembles provocative essays that examine Dracula films and their movement across borders of nationality, sexuality, ethnicity, gender, and genre since the 1920s. The essays analyze the complexity Dracula embodies outside the conventional landscape of films with which the vampire is typically associated. Focusing on Dracula and Dracula-type characters in film, anime, and literature from predominantly non-Anglo markets, this anthology offers unique perspectives that seek to ground depictions and experiences of Dracula within a larger political, historical, and cultural framework.
 

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Contents

Chapter 01 Manly P Hall Dracula 1931 and the Complexities of the Classic Horror Film Sequel
3
Chapter 02 The Dracula and the Blacula 1972 Cultural Revolution
19
Toward a Gothic Criminology
37
Chapter 04 Blood Lust and the FeMale Narrative in Bram Stokers Dracula 1992 and the Novel 1897
63
The Next Generation 19871994 and Star Trek First Contact 1996 An Uncanny Reflection
77
Undead Imagery in the Cinematic Portrait of Aileen Wuornos
93
Part II WORKING THROUGH CHANGE AND XENOPHOBIA IN EUROPE
113
Relations between Historical Reality and Vampire Fiction
115
Part III IMPERIALISM HYBRIDITY AND CROSSCULTURAL FERTILIZATION IN ASIA
165
The Pontianak as Excess in Malay Popular Culture
167
The Lollywood Gothic of Khwaja Sarfrazs Zinda Laash Dracula in Pakistan US title 1967
187
Goeng Si and Vampires in Hong Kong Cinema
203
The Silent Screams and Cultural Crossroads of Japanese and Hong Kong Cinema
235
Imperialist Vampires in Japan?
261
Decoding Hybridity and CyberZen Gothic in Vampire Hunter D 1985
279
Index
295

The AntiSlavic Premise of Bram Stokers Dracula 1897
127
Count Dracula and the Transnational Counterculture in Dracula AD 1972 1972
135
Chapter 10 Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979 as a Legacy of Romanticism
153
About the Editors and Contributors
311
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John Browning teaches at Louisiana State University. Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart has been a professor of Philosophy, Biology, English, and Film for over 20 years. Since August 2008, she has produced and hosted her own radio show, which boasts over a million monthly listeners.

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