Vampires Today The Truth about Modern Vampirism

Vampires Today  The Truth about Modern Vampirism
Author: Joseph Laycock
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2009-05-14
ISBN: 0313364737
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampires Today The Truth about Modern Vampirism Book Excerpt:

Long before Dracula, people were fascinated by vampires. The interest has continued in more recent times with Anne Rice's Lestat novels, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the HBO series True Blood, and the immensely popular Twilight. But vampires are not just the stuff of folklore and fiction. Based upon extensive interviews with members of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance and others within vampire communities throughout the United States, this fascinating book looks at the details of real vampire life and the many expressions of vampirism as it now exists. In Vampires Today: The Truth about Modern Vampirism, Joseph Laycock argues that today's vampires are best understood as an identity group, and that vampirism has caused a profound change in how individuals choose to define themselves. As vampires come "out of the coffin," as followers of a "religion" or "lifestyle" or as people biologically distinct from other humans, their confrontation with mainstream society will raise questions, as it does here, about how we define "normal" and what it means to be human.

Four Shades of Gray

Four Shades of Gray
Author: Simon Peter Rowberry
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN: 0262369109
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Four Shades of Gray Book Excerpt:

This first book-length analysis of Amazon’s Kindle explores the platform’s technological, bibliographical, and social impact on publishing. Four Shades of Gray offers the first book-length analysis of Amazon’s Kindle and its impact on publishing. Simon Peter Rowberry recounts how Amazon built the infrastructure for a new generation of digital publications, then considers the consequences of having a single company control the direction of the publishing industry. Exploring the platform from the perspectives of technology, texts, and uses, he shows how the Kindle challenges traditional notions of platforms as discrete entities. He argues that Amazon’s influence extends beyond “disruptive technology” to embed itself in all aspects of the publishing trade; yet despite industry pushback, he says, the Kindle has had a positive influence on publishing. Rowberry documents the first decade of the Kindle with case studies of Kindle Popular Highlights, an account of the digitization of books published after 1922, and a discussion of how Amazon’s patent filings reflect a shift in priorities. Rowberry argues that while it was initially convenient for the book trade to outsource ebook development to Amazon, doing so has had adverse consequences for publishers in the mid- and long term, limiting opportunities for developing an inclusive and forward-thinking digital platform. While it has forced publishers to embrace digital forms, the Kindle has also empowered some previously marginalized readerships. Although it is still too early to judge the long-term impact of ebooks compared with that of the older technologies of clay tablets, the printing press, and offset printing, the shockwaves of the Kindle continue to shape publishing.

Scary Science

Scary Science
Author: Shar Levine,Leslie Johnstone
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2011-08
ISBN: 0545324068
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scary Science Book Excerpt:

Presents over twenty science experiments designed to scare and gross-out others, including shrunken heads, rubber bones, and zombie food, and explains the scientific principles behind each experiment.

Automated Deduction CADE 16

Automated Deduction   CADE 16
Author: Harald Ganzinger
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2003-07-31
ISBN: 3540486607
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Automated Deduction CADE 16 Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Automated Deduction, CADE-16, held in Trento, Italy in July 1999 as part of FLoC'99. The 21 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 83 submissions. Also included are 15 system descriptions and two invited full papers. The book addresses all current issues in automated deduction and theorem proving, ranging from logical foundations to deduction systems design and evaluation.

Vampires

Vampires
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN: 9401201463
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampires Book Excerpt:

In the modern world vampires come in all forms: they can be perpetrators or victims, metaphors or monsters, scapegoats for sinfulness or mirrors of our own evil. What becomes obvious from the scope of the fifteen essays in this collection is that vampires have infiltrated just about every area of popular culture and consciousness. In fact, the way that vampires are depicted in all types of media is often a telling signifier of the fears and expectations of a culture or community and the way that it perceives itself; and others. The volume’s essays offer a fascinating insight into both vampires themselves and the cultures that envisage them.

The Vampire Almanac

The Vampire Almanac
Author: J. Gordon Melton
Publsiher: Visible Ink Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-01
ISBN: 1578597544
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Almanac Book Excerpt:

Grab a stake, a fistful of garlic, a crucifix and holy water as you enter the dark, blood-curdling world of the original pain in the neck in this ultimate collection of vampire facts and fiction! What accounts for the undying fascination people have for vampires? How did encounters with death create centuries-old myths and folklore in virtually every culture in the world? When did the early literary vampires—as pictured by Goethe, Coleridge, Shelly, Polidori, Byron, and Nodier as the personifications of man’s darker side—transform from villains into today’s cultural rebels? Showing how vampire-like creatures organically formed in virtually every part of the world, The Vampire Almanac: The Complete History by renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., examines the historic, societal, and psychological role the vampire has played—and continues to play—in understanding death, man’s deepest desires, and human pathologies. It analyzes humanity’s lusts, fears, and longing for power and the forbidden! Today, the vampire serves as a powerful symbol for the darker parts of the human condition, touching on death, immortality, forbidden sexuality, sexual power and surrender, intimacy, alienation, rebellion, violence, and a fascination with the mysterious. The vampire is often portrayed as a symbolic leader advocating an outrageous alternative to the demands of conformity. Vampires can also be tools for scapegoating such as when women are called “vamps” and bosses are described as “bloodsuckers.” Meet all of the villains, anti-heroes, and heroes of myths, legends, books, films, and television series across cultures and today’s pop culture in The Vampire Almanac. It assembles and analyzes hundreds of vampiric characters, people, and creatures, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vlad the Impaler, Edward Cullen and The Twilight Saga, Bram Stoker, Lestat De Lioncourt and The Vampire Chronicles, Lon Chaney, True Blood, Bela Lugosi, Dracula, Dark Shadows, Lilith, Vampire Weekend, Batman, Nosferatu, and so many more. There is a lot to sink your teeth into with this deep exhumation of the undead. Quench your thirst for facts, histories, biographies, definitions, analysis, immortality, and more! This gruesomely thorough book of vampire facts also has a helpful bibliography, an extensive index, and numerous photos, adding to its usefulness.

Images of the Modern Vampire

Images of the Modern Vampire
Author: Barbara Brodman,James E. Doan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2013-10-04
ISBN: 161147583X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Images of the Modern Vampire Book Excerpt:

This book examines vampires as an international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk character, the literary vampire, or twentieth-century film versions. Instead, the authors reshape the legend into a post-modern image that is psychologically and socially relevant while retaining elements of folklore mixed with a hint of science fiction.

League of Vampires Box Set

League of Vampires Box Set
Author: Rye Brewer
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 775
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

League of Vampires Box Set Book Excerpt:

Three complete books filled with witches, vampires, fae, shades, and sexy characters in swoonworthy romances and nail-biting action. Retribution Half-fae Anissa, a former vampire assassin finds herself embroiled in a new dilemma to save her sister Sara from a set of suddenly appearing elemental skills—a death sentence to a vampire. Sara finds herself in a witch stronghold, surrounded by a hot sorcerer who’s making her forget her boyfriend, while sparks fly between them. Real sparks. She needs help with her elementals skills. Now. Interim clan leader Philippa is torn between spending her time guarding the body of the Ancient who possessed her former lover Vance, and following Vance so she can save him from the Ancient. Gage can’t get the blond human who saved his life out of his mind. The problem is, she can’t get him out of hers either. And it’s putting her in danger. Revelation Sacred trusts, broken. A legendary vampire wants more than absolution. He wants retribution. Forbidden passions, foretold. Forbidden trysts follow a forsaken twin vampire as he seeks out the human he shouldn’t have feelings for. Slighted ones, return. Old enemies rise to new challenges, threatening treaties and alliances. Salvation Is it salvation when the sacrifices are greater than the ends? Addiction to power can make a supernatural being commit the most human of sins, but is safety found with one’s own kind or does it lie in the shade of the ones who have become a hybrid half-breed’s new family? Where does salvation exist? When does love become salvation? Or does it?

My Lord Vampire

My Lord Vampire
Author: Debbie Raleigh
Publsiher: Zebra Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780821775493
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Lord Vampire Book Excerpt:

Penniless and alone, Sally Jenkins, after receiving a mysterious amulet, gets the opportunity to become her twin sister, the beautiful Simone, who is the darling of London society, and becomes the obsession of two men--Tristan Soltern, a despicable rake, and Gideon Ravelm, a darkly seductive aristocrat. Original.

The Irish Vampire

The Irish Vampire
Author: Sharon M. Gallagher
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN: 1476627967
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Irish Vampire Book Excerpt:

 The origins of the vampire can be traced through oral traditions, ancient texts and archaeological discoveries, its nature varying from one culture to the next up until the 20th century. Three 19th century Irish writers—Charles Robert Maturin, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker—used the obscure vampire of folklore in their fiction and developed a universally recognizable figure, culminating in Stoker’s Dracula and the vampire of today’s popular culture. Maturin, Le Fanu and Stoker did not set out to transform the vampire of regional folk tales into a global phenomenon. Their personal lives, national concerns and extensive reading were reflected in their writing, striking a chord with readers and recasting the vampire as distinctly Irish. This study traces the genealogy of the modern literary vampire from European mythology through the Irish literature of the 1800s.

Buffy in the Classroom

Buffy in the Classroom
Author: Jodie A. Kreider,Meghan K. Winchell
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 0786462140
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buffy in the Classroom Book Excerpt:

This book combines the academic and practical aspects of teaching by exploring the ways in which Buffy the Vampire Slayer is taught, internationally, through both interdisciplinary and discipline-based approaches. Essays describe how Buffy can be used to explain—and encourage further discussion of—television’s narrative complexity, archetypal characters, morality, feminism, identity, ethics, non-verbal communication, film production, media and culture, censorship, and Shakespeare, among other topics.

The Vampire Eirik

The Vampire Eirik
Author: Alex Stargazer
Publsiher: Alex Stargazer
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2019-11-23
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Eirik Book Excerpt:

Readers say they’re “riveted” by “drama” and “exquisite sexual tension”. And the best part? The Vampire Eirik is yours for just 99 cents. For Peter, a young, carefree engineering student, Norway means a chance for a better financial future — and the opportunity to see a beautiful landscape of fjords, primeval forests, and windswept peaks. A friendly vampire on the other hand — that’s just an unexpected perk. Yet the landscape conceals a darkness, a hidden ferocity: nature is older than man, and it does not always welcome him. To survive, Peter will have to rely on Eirik. But Eirik is still a vampire, and nature always wins in the end… A tale of friendship, intimacy and magic, the Vampire Eirik is a short story that’s perfect for bedtime reading. What readers have said... ★★★★★ “I enjoyed the sexual tension between the characters, it was exquisite.”—Margaux, Goodreads Reviewer. ★★★★★ “I was riveted to the drama; it is my hope that their story has just begun.” —Teresa, Goodreads Reviewer.

The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television

The Vampire in Folklore  History  Literature  Film and Television
Author: J. Gordon Melton,Alysa Hornick
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2015-09-23
ISBN: 0786499362
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire's penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television--from Bela Lugosi's Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga--are well represented.

Vampire War Nemesis

Vampire War  Nemesis
Author: Jeff Brown
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2018-06-09
ISBN: 138786940X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampire War Nemesis Book Excerpt:

Vampires have discovered a power and a plan to take over the world. Following a plan outlined in an ancient tome, they seek the ultimate power to begin the war with the human race. A government agency that has been tracking and opposing the vampires seeks to stop them with the aid of Alex Chance, a man with unique abilities that is known as the Nemesis.

Mental Jogging

Mental Jogging
Author: Reid J. Daitzman
Publsiher: Putnam Publishing Group
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mental Jogging Book Excerpt:

Three hundred sixty-five exercises, which are presented along with sample responses from Mensa members and high-school students, are designed to stimulate creative problem solving, increase mental agility, and encourage inventiveness and spontaneity

Vampire Academy The Untold Stories

Vampire Academy  The Untold Stories
Author: Richelle Mead
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-04-27
ISBN: 0241320542
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampire Academy The Untold Stories Book Excerpt:

An exclusive, never-before-seen collection of stories that sheds new light on the Vampire Academy world and its players: The Turn and the Flame takes a deeper look into the dark stain on the Ozera dynasty . . . From the Journal of Vasilisa Dragomir unearths the princess's private thoughts from a transformative period of her life . . . The Meeting gives us a glimpse of Rose Hathaway through Dimitri's eyes . . . Hello My Name Is Rose Hathaway reveals the chaos that ensues when Rose and Dimitri become unlikely teammates in a high-stakes scavenger hunt . . .

Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture

Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture
Author: William Patrick Day
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2014-07-11
ISBN: 081314812X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture Book Excerpt:

While vampire stories have been part of popular culture since the beginning of the nineteenth century, it has been in recent decades that they have become a central part of American culture. Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture looks at how vampire stories -- from Bram Stoker's Dracula to Blacula, from Bela Lugosi's films to Love at First Bite -- have become part of our ongoing debate about what it means to be human. William Patrick Day looks at how writers and filmmakers as diverse as Anne Rice and Andy Warhol present the vampire as an archetype of human identity, as well as how many post-modern vampire stories reflect our fear and attraction to stories of addiction and violence. He argues that contemporary stories use the character of Dracula to explore modern values, and that stories of vampire slayers, such as the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, integrate current feminist ideas and the image of the Vietnam veteran into a new heroic version of the vampire story.

Ozark Vampire

Ozark Vampire
Author: The Sasquatch
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2020-11-08
ISBN: 1642146455
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ozark Vampire Book Excerpt:

Discovering a mystery coming out of the Appalachians, the Legendhunters become involved in a search for modern-day vampires and, as a sidebar, discover the truth about the Southern Bigfoot. These same Bigfoots are instrumental in locating the modern-day vampires.

Making An Exile

Making An Exile
Author: Matt Mememaro
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 035957419X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making An Exile Book Excerpt:

Doctor Strange Epic Collection

Doctor Strange Epic Collection
Author: Roy Thomas
Publsiher: Marvel Entertainment
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2021-09-01
ISBN: 1302938509
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doctor Strange Epic Collection Book Excerpt:

The return of the vampires! Doctor Strange once wiped bloodsuckers from the face of the Earth - but now they rise again, beginning with one very close to Stephen! Brother Voodoo has the answer for the problem: zombies?! And what is Zom - besides big trouble in a tiny form? Dormammu unleashes his Mindless Ones on New York City, captures Clea and renders Doctor Strange powerless! Does this mean Baron Mordo will be the new Sorcerer Supreme? A possessed Topaz needs help finding the special ingredients to exorcise her demon, and her shopping list includes the fur of Werewolf by Night and the flame of Ghost Rider! And as Thanos exerts his grip on the Marvel Universe, Strange plays a crucial role in the Infinity Gauntlet saga! Collects DOCTOR STRANGE, SORCERER SUPREME #14-33 and GHOST RIDER (1990) #12.