Girls in Contemporary Vampire Fiction

Girls in Contemporary Vampire Fiction
Author: Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2021-05-08
ISBN: 3030717445
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girls in Contemporary Vampire Fiction Book Excerpt:

This book explores the narratives of girlhood in contemporary YA vampire fiction, bringing into the spotlight the genre’s radical, ambivalent, and contradictory visions of young femininity. Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska considers less-explored popular vampire series for girls, particularly those by P.C. and Kristin Cast and Richelle Mead, tracing the ways in which they engage in larger cultural conversations on girlhood in the Western world. Mapping the interactions between girl and vampire corporealities, delving into the unconventional tales of vampire romance and girl sexual expressions, examining the narratives of women and violence, and venturing into the uncanny vampire classroom to unmask its critique of present-day schooling, the volume offers a new perspective on the vampire genre and an engaging insight into the complexities of growing up a girl.

The Whedonverse Catalog

The Whedonverse Catalog
Author: Don Macnaughtan
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2018
ISBN: 1476670595
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Whedonverse Catalog Book Excerpt:

"The author describes all of Whedon's work, covering both the original texts of the Whedonverse, along with secondary materials focusing on Whedon's projects, including 2000 books, essays, articles, documentaries and dissertations"--

Postfeminism and Contemporary Vampire Romance

Postfeminism and Contemporary Vampire Romance
Author: Lea Gerhards
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-05-19
ISBN: 135021566X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postfeminism and Contemporary Vampire Romance Book Excerpt:

In this book, Lea Gerhards traces connections between three recent vampire romance series; the Twilight film series (2008-2012), The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017) and True Blood (2008-2014), exploring their tremendous discursive and ideological power in order to understand the cultural politics of these extremely popular texts. She uses contemporary vampire romance to examine postfeminist ideologies and discuss gender, sexuality, subjectivity, agency and the body. Discussing a range of conflicting meanings contained in the narratives, Gerhards critically looks genre's engagement with everyday sexism and violence against women, power relations in heterosexual relationships, sexual autonomy and pleasure, (self-) empowerment, and (self-) surveillance. She asks: Why are these genre texts so popular right now, what specific desires, issues and fears are addressed and negotiated by them, and what kinds of pleasures do they offer?

The Modern Vampire and Human Identity

The Modern Vampire and Human Identity
Author: Deborah Mutch
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2012-12-05
ISBN: 0230370144
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern Vampire and Human Identity Book Excerpt:

Vampires are back - and this time they want to be us, not drain us. This collection considers the recent phenomena of Twilight and True Blood, as well as authors such as Kim Newman and Matt Haig, films such as The Breed and Interview with the Vampire, and television programmes such as Being Human and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Black Female Vampires in African American Women s Novels 1977 2011

Black Female Vampires in African American Women   s Novels  1977   2011
Author: Kendra R. Parker
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2018-11-09
ISBN: 1498553184
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Female Vampires in African American Women s Novels 1977 2011 Book Excerpt:

This book critically situates the figure of the black female vampire within literary studies, cultural studies, gender studies, and critical race studies. It invites readers to take a closer look at the black female vampire figure and how that figure shapes and is shaped by cultural narratives about African American womanhood.

Fanpire

Fanpire
Author: Tanya Erzen
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN: 0807006343
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fanpire Book Excerpt:

An author immerses herself in the frenzied fandom of Twilight, the young-adult vampire romance series that has captivated women of all ages Twilight, Stephenie Meyer’s young-adult vampire romance series, has captivated women of all ages, from teenagers who swoon over the film adaptations to college-educated women who devour the novels as a guilty pleasure. All told, over 110 million copies of the books have been sold worldwide, with translations into 37 languages, and the movies are some of the highest-grossing of all time. Twilight is a bona fide cultural phenomenon that has inspired a vast and unimaginably fertile fan subculture—the “fanpire,” as the members describe it. Just what is it about Twilight that has enchanted so many women? Tanya Erzen—herself no stranger to the allure of the series—sets out to explore the irresistible pull of Twilight by immersing herself in the vibrant and diverse world of “Twi-hards,” from Edward-addition groups and “Twi-rock” music to Cullenism, a religion based on the values of Edward’s family of vegetarian vampires. Erzen interviews hundreds of fans online and in person, attends thousand-strong conventions, and watches the film premiere of New Moon with Twilight moms in Utah. Along the way, she joins a tour bus on a pilgrimage to Twilight-inspired sites, struggles through a Bella self-defense class, and surveys the sub-universe of Twilight fan-fiction (including E. L. James’s enormously popular “Master of the Universe” story, the basis for her erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey). Erzen also takes a deeper look at the appeal of traditional gender roles in a postfeminist era saturated with narratives of girl power. If Twilight’s fantasies of romance and power reflect the fears, insecurities, and longings of the women who love it, the fanpire itself, Erzen shows, offers a space for meaningful bonding, mutual understanding, and friendship. Part journalistic investigation and part cultural analysis, Fanpire will appeal to obsessed fans, Twilight haters, and bemused onlookers alike. From the Hardcover edition.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Author: Jennifer K. Stuller
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1783200197
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Book Excerpt:

Few could have predicted the enduring affection inspired by Joss Whedon's television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. With its origins in a script Whedon wrote for a 1992 feature film of the same name, the series far outpaced its source material, gathering a devoted audience that remains loyal to the show more than a decade after it left the airwaves. Heralded for its use of smart, funny, and emotionally resonant narrative; subversive and feminist characterizations; and unique approaches to television as an art form, the show quickly developed its own unique fan community, who built on existing narratives through fan fiction, media manipulation, and performance. Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer explores how this continued devotion is internalized, celebrated, and critiqued. Featuring interviews with culture makers, academics, and creators of participatory fandom, the essays here are a window into the more personal and communal aspects of the fan experience. Essays from critical thinkers and scholars address how Buffy inspires the creation of, among other enduring artifacts of fandom, fan fiction, crafting, performance, cosplay, and sing-alongs. As an accessible yet vigorous examination of a beloved character and her world, Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer provokes a larger conversation about the relationship between cult properties and fandom, and how their interplay permeates the cultural consciousness, in effect contributing to culture through new narrative, academia, language, and political activism.

Fan Phenomena Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Fan Phenomena  Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Author: Jennifer Stuller
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 1299718655
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fan Phenomena Buffy the Vampire Slayer Book Excerpt:

Few could have predicted the enduring affection inspired by Joss Whedon’s television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. With its origins in a script Whedon wrote for a 1992 feature film of the same name, the series far outpaced its source material, gathering a devoted audience that remains loyal to the show more than a decade after it left the airwaves. Heralded for its use of smart, funny and emotionally resonant narrative, subversive and feminist characterizations and unique approaches to television as an art form, the show quickly developed its own unique fan community, who built on existing narratives through fan fiction, media manipulation and performance. Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer explores how this continued devotion is internalized, celebrated and critiqued. Featuring interviews with culture-makers, academics and creators of participatory fandom, the essays here are windows into the more personal and communal aspects of the fan experience. Essays from critical thinkers and scholars address how Buffy inspires the creation of, among other enduring artefacts of fandom, fan fiction, crafting, performance, cosplay and singalongs. As an accessible yet vigorous examination of a beloved character and her world, Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer provokes a larger conversation about the relationship between cult properties and fandom, and how their interplay permeates the cultural consciousness, in effect contributing to culture through new narrative, academia, language and political activism.

Spanish Vampire Fiction since 1900

Spanish Vampire Fiction since 1900
Author: Abigail Lee Six
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2019-02-18
ISBN: 1351398180
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spanish Vampire Fiction since 1900 Book Excerpt:

Spanish Vampire Fiction since 1900: Blood Relations, as that subtitle suggests, makes the case for considering Spanish vampire fiction an index of the complex relationship between intercultural phenomena and the specifics of a time, place, and author. Supernatural beings that drink blood are found in folklore worldwide, Spain included, and writers ranging from the most canonical to the most marginal have written vampire stories, Spanish ones included too. When they do, they choose between various strategies of characterization or blend different ones together. How much will they draw on conventions of the transnational corpus? Are their vampires to be local or foreign; alluring or repulsive; pitiable or pure evil, for instance? Decisions like these determine the messages texts carry and, when made by Spanish authors, may reveal aspects of their culture with striking candidness, perhaps because the fantasy premise seems to give the false sense of security that this is harmless escapism and, since metaphorical meaning is implicit, it is open to argument and, if necessary, denial. Part I gives a chronological text-by-text appreciation of all the texts included in this volume, many of them little known even to Hispanists and few if any to non-Spanish Gothic scholars. It also provides a plot summary and brief background on the author of each. These entries are free-standing and designed to be consulted for reference or read together to give a sense of the evolution of the paradigm since 1900. Part II considers the corpus comparatively, first with regard to its relationship to folklore and religion and then contagion and transmission. Spanish Vampire Fiction since 1900: Blood Relations will be of interest to Anglophone Gothic scholars who want to develop their knowledge of the Spanish dimension of the mode and to Hispanists who want to look at some canonical texts and authors from a new perspective but also gain an awareness of some interesting and decidedly non-canonical material.

Contemporary Rewritings of Liminal Women

Contemporary Rewritings of Liminal Women
Author: Miriam Borham-Puyal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN: 1000029638
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Rewritings of Liminal Women Book Excerpt:

This book explores the concept of liminality in the representation of women in eighteenth and nineteenth century literature, as well as in contemporary rewritings, such as novels, films, television shows, videogames, and graphic novels. In particular, the volume focuses on vampires, prostitutes, quixotes, and detectives as examples of new women who inhabit the margins of society and populate its narratives. Therefore, it places together for the first time four important liminal identities, while it explores a relevant corpus that comprises four centuries and several countries. Its diachronic, transnational, and comparative approach emphasizes the representation across time and space of female sexuality, gender violence, and women’s rights, also employing a liminal stance in its literary analysis: facing the past in order to understand the present. By underlining the dialogue between past and present this monograph contributes to contemporary debates on the representation of women and the construction of femininity as opposed to hegemonic masculinity, for it exposes the line of thought that has brought us to the present moment, hence, challenging assumed stereotypes and narratives. In addition, by using popular narratives and media, the present work highlights the value of literature, films, or alternative forms of storytelling to understand how women’s place in society, their voice, and their presence have been and are still negotiated in spaces of visibility, agency, and power.

Gothic for Girls

Gothic for Girls
Author: Julia Round
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN: 1496824474
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gothic for Girls Book Excerpt:

Today fans still remember and love the British girls’ comic Misty for its bold visuals and narrative complexities. Yet its unique history has drawn little critical attention. Bridging this scholarly gap, Julia Round presents a comprehensive cultural history and detailed discussion of the comic, preserving both the inception and development of this important publication as well as its stories. Misty ran for 101 issues as a stand-alone publication between 1978 and 1980 and then four more years as part of Tammy. It was a hugely successful anthology comic containing one-shot and serialized stories of supernatural horror and fantasy aimed at girls and young women and featuring work by writers and artists who dominated British comics such as Pat Mills, Malcolm Shaw, and John Armstrong, as well as celebrated European artists. To this day, Misty remains notable for its daring and sophisticated stories, strong female characters, innovative page layouts, and big visuals. In the first book on this topic, Round closely analyzes Misty’s content, including its creation and production, its cultural and historical context, key influences, and the comic itself. Largely based on Round’s own archival research, the study also draws on interviews with many of the key creators involved in this comic, including Pat Mills, Wilf Prigmore, and its art editorial team Jack Cunningham and Ted Andrews, who have never previously spoken about their work. Richly illustrated with previously unpublished photos, scripts, and letters, this book uses Misty as a lens to explore the use of Gothic themes and symbols in girls’ comics and other media. It surveys existing work on childhood and Gothic and offers a working definition of Gothic for Girls, a subgenre which challenges and instructs readers in a number of ways.

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction
Author: Don D'Ammassa
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1438109091
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction provides comprehensive coverage of the major authors and works in these popular genres. Each entry includes a brief discussion of the author's life and work and includes a full bibliography. Each entry on

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.

Nice Girls Don t Have Fangs

Nice Girls Don t Have Fangs
Author: Molly Harper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-03-31
ISBN: 1439158576
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nice Girls Don t Have Fangs Book Excerpt:

The first in the Half-Moon Hollow series is “wry, delicious fun” (Susan Andersen, New York Times bestselling author) as it follows a librarian whose life is turned upside down by a tempestuous and sexy vampire. Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children’s librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed twenty-five dollars in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that’s sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she’s mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead. And thanks to the mysterious stranger she met while chugging neon-colored cocktails, she wakes up with a decidedly unladylike thirst for blood. Jane is now the latest recipient of a gift basket from the Newly Undead Welcoming Committee, and her life-after-lifestyle is taking some getting used to. Her recently deceased favorite aunt is now her ghostly roommate. She has to fake breathing and endure daytime hours to avoid coming out of the coffin to her family. She’s forced to forgo her favorite down-home Southern cooking for bags of O negative. Her relationship with her sexy, mercurial vampire sire keeps running hot and cold. And if all that wasn’t enough, it looks like someone in Half Moon Hollow is trying to frame her for a series of vampire murders. What’s a nice undead girl to do?

Whitewashing the Movies

Whitewashing the Movies
Author: David C Oh
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2021-10-15
ISBN: 197880864X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whitewashing the Movies Book Excerpt:

Whitewashing the Movies addresses the popular practice of excluding Asian actors from playing Asian characters in film. Media activists and critics have denounced contemporary decisions to cast White actors to play Asians and Asian Americans in movies such as Ghost in the Shell and Aloha. The purpose of this book is to apply the concept of “whitewashing” in stories that privilege White identities at the expense of Asian/American stories and characters. To understand whitewashing across various contexts, the book analyzes films produced in Hollywood, Asian American independent production, and US-China co-productions. Through the analysis, the book examines the ways in which whitewashing matters in the project of Whiteness and White racial hegemony. The book contributes to contemporary understanding of mediated representations of race by theorizing whitewashing, contributing to studies of Whiteness in media studies, and producing a counter-imagination of Asian/American representation in Asian-centered stories.

Not Your Mother s Vampire

Not Your Mother s Vampire
Author: Deborah Wilson Overstreet
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2006-08-15
ISBN: 0810853655
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not Your Mother s Vampire Book Excerpt:

Traces the evolution of vampire stories, explores Anne Rice's influence on vampire fiction and films, and discusses the vampire as metaphor in ten classic texts.

Celluloid Vampires

Celluloid Vampires
Author: Stacey Abbott
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2009-03-06
ISBN: 9780292784499
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Celluloid Vampires Book Excerpt:

In 1896, French magician and filmmaker George Méliès brought forth the first celluloid vampire in his film Le manoir du diable. The vampire continues to be one of film's most popular gothic monsters and in fact, today more people become acquainted with the vampire through film than through literature, such as Bram Stoker's classic Dracula. How has this long legacy of celluloid vampires affected our understanding of vampire mythology? And how has the vampire morphed from its folkloric and literary origins? In this entertaining and absorbing work, Stacey Abbott challenges the conventional interpretation of vampire mythology and argues that the medium of film has completely reinvented the vampire archetype. Rather than representing the primitive and folkloric, the vampire has come to embody the very experience of modernity. No longer in a cape and coffin, today's vampire resides in major cities, listens to punk music, embraces technology, and adapts to any situation. Sometimes she's even female. With case studies of vampire classics such as Nosferatu, Martin, Blade, and Habit, the author traces the evolution of the American vampire film, arguing that vampires are more than just blood-drinking monsters; they reflect the cultural and social climate of the societies that produce them, especially during times of intense change and modernization. Abbott also explores how independent filmmaking techniques, special effects makeup, and the stunning and ultramodern computer-generated effects of recent films have affected the representation of the vampire in film.

The Bite the Breast and the Blood

The Bite  the Breast and the Blood
Author: Amy Williams Wilson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2018-02-28
ISBN: 147666613X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bite the Breast and the Blood Book Excerpt:

"Central to every vampire story is the undead's need for human blood. Equally compelling is the human ingestion of vampire blood, which creates a bond. This analysis of vampire stories explores the benefits of the bonding experiences, arguing that readers and viewers are drawn to this genre because of our fascination with the relationship between human and maker"--

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.

A Language Spoken in Tongues Essays in the Transcultural Gothic

A Language Spoken in Tongues  Essays in the Transcultural Gothic
Author: Gord Barentsen
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-12
ISBN: 9004399410
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Language Spoken in Tongues Essays in the Transcultural Gothic Book Excerpt: