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The Lure of the Vampire: Gender, fiction and fandom from Bram Stoker to Buffy

Williamson, Milly. The Lure of the Vampire: Gender, fiction and fandom from Bram Stoker to Buffy. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 9781904764403 [Book]

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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.

Item Type:

Book

Keywords:

Vampires, Vampire films, Vampire television series, Vampire literature

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media, Communications and Cultural Studies

Item ID:

24795

Date Deposited:

02 Nov 2018 16:50

Last Modified:

02 Nov 2018 16:50

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/24795

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