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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About the author (2009)

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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