The Vampire Goes to College

The Vampire Goes to College
Author: Lisa A. Nevárez
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-12-09
ISBN: 0786475544
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Goes to College Book Excerpt:

"This collection of original essays presents pedagogical tools, methods, and approaches for incorporating the figure of the vampire into the learning environment of the college classroom. The essays foster collaboration and dialogue across different disciplines, and serve as a collective resource for those who would teach the vampire"--

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.

Race in the Vampire Narrative

Race in the Vampire Narrative
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN: 9463002928
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race in the Vampire Narrative Book Excerpt:

Race in the Vampire Narrative unpacks the vampire through a collection of classroom ready original essays that explicitly connect this archetypal outsider to studies in race, ethnicity, and identity. Through essays about the first recorded vampire craze, television shows True Blood, and Being Human, movies like Blade: Trinity and Underworld, to the presentation of vampires of colour in romance novels, graphic novels, on stage and beyond, this text will open doorways to discussions about Otherness in any setting, serving as an alternative way to explore marginality through a framework that welcomes all students into the conversation.

Gender in the Vampire Narrative

Gender in the Vampire Narrative
Author: Amanda Hobson,Melissa Anyiwo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2016-09-26
ISBN: 9463007148
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender in the Vampire Narrative Book Excerpt:

Gender in the Vampire Narrative addresses issues of masculinity and femininity, unpacking cultural norms of gender. This collection demonstrates the way that representations of gender in the vampire narrative traverse a large scope of expectations and tropes. The text offers classroom ready original essays that outline contemporary debates about sexual objectification and gender norms using the lens of the vampire in order to examine the ways those roles are undone and reinforced through popular culture through a specific emphasis on cultural fears and anxieties about gender roles. The essays explore the presentations of gendered identities in a wide variety of sources including novels, films, graphic novels and more, focusing on wildly popular examples, such as The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, and Twilight, and also lesser known works, for instance, Byzantium and The Blood of the Vampire. The authors work to unravel the ties that bind gender to the body and the sociocultural institutions that shape our views of gendered norms and invite students of all levels to engage in interdisciplinary conversations about both theoretical and embodied constructions of gender. This text makes a fascinating accompanying text for many courses, such as first-year studies, literature, film, women’s and gender studies, sociology, popular culture or media studies, cultural studies, American studies or history. Ultimately this is a text for all fans of popular culture. “Hobson and Anyiwo chase the vampire through history and across literature, film, television, and stage, exploring this complexity and offering insightful and accessible analyses that will be enjoyed by students in popular culture, gender studies, and speculative fiction. This collection is not to be missed by those with an interest in feminist cultural studies – or the undead.” – Barbara Gurr, University of Connecticut “Hobson and Anyiwo push the boundaries of the scholarship as it has been written until now.” –Catherine Coker, Texas A&M University Amanda Hobson is Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Women’s Resource Center at Indiana State University. U. Melissa Anyiwo is a Professor of Politics & History and Coordinator of African American Studies at Curry College in Massachusetts.

The House of the Vampire Queen

The House of the Vampire Queen
Author: Kristen Marquette,Kyla DeYoung
Publsiher: Kristen Marquette
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2010-03-07
ISBN: 145059820X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House of the Vampire Queen Book Excerpt:

Nearly two years after the fall of Dr. Venjamin and Sangre Valley, Valerie Murray and her family have picked up the pieces of their lives and begun over again on the white beaches and blue seas of the Caribbean. Valerie has her first lead role in the community theater; her children are typical teenagers-John, moody and distance; Amelia has her first boyfriend; and Harry . . . is, well, Harry. Life is anything but a paradise though. The family has become somewhat of a freak show among the vampiric world. Vampires from all around the globe visit the island just to get a glimpse of the living vampires and the woman who destroyed the evil doctor and his legacy. There are whispered rumors that Valerie is the legendary Vampire Queen of ancient times, returned to unite vampires and humans under her reign-a title Valerie wants nothing to do with. But when Dr. Venjamin's technology resurfaces and threatens not only Valerie's new life but the life of all vampires, she just might be the only who can protect them.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer The Slayer Collection Welcome to the Hellmouth

Buffy The Vampire Slayer  The Slayer Collection   Welcome to the Hellmouth
Author: Natalie Clubb
Publsiher: Titan Comics
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2015-11-04
ISBN: 178276884X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buffy The Vampire Slayer The Slayer Collection Welcome to the Hellmouth Book Excerpt:

In this first special collection celebrating TV phenomenon Buffy the Vampire Slayer, delve deep into the mythology of the Slayers, the Watchers, and those who have supported them throughout their dangerous calling. Featuring cast interviews, behind-the-scenes secrets from the writers, plus a host of enthralling features, this is an essential read for Buffy fans old and new. (Features content previously published in the official Buffy the Vampire Slayer Magazine.)

The Vampire Is Just Not That Into You

The Vampire Is Just Not That Into You
Author: Vlad Mezrich
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0545202388
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Is Just Not That Into You Book Excerpt:

Undead dating specialist Vlad Mezrich has all the answers, utilizing quizzes, Top Ten lists, language analysis, real-life (and real-death) testimonials, and fancy charts to show you what you need to do in order to get your vampire and keep him forever. Let this eternally rewarding book show you the way to the vampire of your dreams.

Graphic Novels A Guide to Comic Books Manga and More 2nd Edition

Graphic Novels  A Guide to Comic Books  Manga  and More  2nd Edition
Author: Michael Pawuk,David S. Serchay
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 719
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN: 1440851360
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphic Novels A Guide to Comic Books Manga and More 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

The Whedonverse Catalog

The Whedonverse Catalog
Author: Don Macnaughtan
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2018-05-21
ISBN: 1476631603
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Whedonverse Catalog Book Excerpt:

Director, producer and screenwriter Joss Whedon is a creative force in film, television, comic books and a host of other media. This book provides an authoritative survey of all of Whedon's work, ranging from his earliest scriptwriting on Roseanne, through his many movie and TV undertakings--Toy Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly/Serenity, Dr. Horrible, The Cabin in the Woods, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.--to his forays into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The book covers both the original texts of the Whedonverse and the many secondary works focusing on Whedon's projects, including about 2000 books, essays, articles, documentaries and dissertations.

From the Empire State to the Vampire State

From the Empire State to the Vampire State
Author: Herbert Ira London,Edwin S. Rubenstein
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780819196057
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Empire State to the Vampire State Book Excerpt:

This book is a Tocquevillian analysis of New York based on interviews with leading New York Democrats and Republicans. The examination demonstrates that New York state is suffering under the yoke of over taxation, over regulation, and over mandating. An author commentary follows each interview. Interviews with: Herman Badillo, Edward Costikyan, John Gilbert, Joseph Holland, Edward Koch, Dick Netzer, Clarence Rappleyea, Edward Regan, Edward Reinfurt, E.S. Savas, Henry Stern, William Stern, and Thomas Tisch.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy
Author: James B. South
Publsiher: Open Court
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-04-15
ISBN: 0812697472
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Twenty-three essays by young professional philosophers examine crucial ethical and metaphysical aspects of the Buffyverse (the world of Buffy). Though the show already attracted much scholarly attention, this is the first book to fully disinter the intellectual issues. Designed by Whedon as a multilevel story with most of its meanings deeply buried in heaps of heavy irony, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has replaced The X-Files as the show that explains to Americans the nature of the powerful forces of evil continually threatening to surge into our world of everyday decency and overwhelm it. In the tradition of the classic horror films Buffy the Vampire Slayer addresses ethical issues that have long fascinated audiences. This book draws out the ethical and metaphysical lessons from a pop-culture phenomenon.

In Darkness and In Light The Vampire Trilogy

In Darkness and In Light  The Vampire Trilogy
Author: J Jobling
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 129152200X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Darkness and In Light The Vampire Trilogy Book Excerpt:

The Vampire s Kiss

The Vampire s Kiss
Author: Ruth Nordin
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2004-07-01
ISBN: 0595326196
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire s Kiss Book Excerpt:

Cara Stivers hasn't had a date in almost a year, so when her friend offers to fix her up with two different boys, she readily agrees to meet them. But one of the boys, Nate Summers, is the same boy who haunts her in her dreams. Except in her dreams, he's a vampire and he's dangerous. When the murders begin, she knows that Nate is behind them, and she finds out that he is going to kill her next. In a race against time, she has to find out who he really is, why he wants to kill her and how to stop him before it's too late.

Bad Blood Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter Vol 3

Bad Blood  Aurora Sky  Vampire Hunter  Vol  3
Author: Nikki Jefford
Publsiher: Nikki Jefford
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2014-06-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bad Blood Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter Vol 3 Book Excerpt:

Aurora returns from boot camp to a new assignment, an unwelcome roommate, and the increasingly amorous attentions of a certain vampire hunter. College is starting, and so is Aurora’s undercover work at a network of swanky parties known as “Tastings” for high rolling vampires who like their blood laced with fine wine. But Aurora’s not the only one on the prowl. An underground investigation is under way to find out who killed one of Anchorage’s most prominent vampires… and Aurora is a prime suspect.

Masque of the Vampire

Masque of the Vampire
Author: Joleene Naylor
Publsiher: Joleene Naylor
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 1530675073
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masque of the Vampire Book Excerpt:

The eighth book in the Amaranthine series plunges back into darkness, steeped in superstitions and death, where vampires are once again vicious creatures of the night. After three months away, Katelina and Jorick return home. But, so does Sarah, Katelina’s best friend everyone thought was dead. How did she survive being tortured – and killed – by vampires? Though Sarah’s not eager to share the details, Katelina knows it’s the kind of story that leaves scars. She almost welcomes the distraction when they’re sent to guard an exclusive vampire party - until Sarah claims she’s being stalked. Who among the ancient guests would be interested in them? Then they find a dead child with a missing heart, just like the murders in the Heartless killings. Is the serial killer a vampire – and a guest at the party? Could it have anything to do with their stalker, or is it simply too much evil in one place? When everyone seems suspicious, it’s hard to tell who the culprit is.

The Vampire s Boy

The Vampire s Boy
Author: Theda Black
Publsiher: TKB Books
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2011-07-29
ISBN: 1452495599
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire s Boy Book Excerpt:

Levi is a vampire, villain and tragedy, a monster made rather than born. He was only a teen when another vampire went rogue and turned him. He's obsessed with his first victim, Jared, who survived the attack. Jared is in love with his best friend, Jordan, and has been for years. Jordan feels the same--but it's too late. Jared pushes him away, believing Jordan's in danger. Jordan is crushed until he discovers Jared's hiding something from him. Something that's killing him. And in the meantime, Levi's growing stronger every day, drawing Jared in against his will. (36,500 words)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2

Buffy the Vampire Slayer  2
Author: Jordie Bellaire,Joss Whedon
Publsiher: Boom! Studios
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-03-13
ISBN: 1641445165
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2 Book Excerpt:

The reimagining of Joss Whedon's groundbreaking series continues as Drusilla, the self-proclaimed Mistress and her pet, Spike, make their debut with their sights set on Buffy! Meanwhile, Giles is determined to teach Buffy about her destiny, responsibility, blah blah...can someone tell him to chill? How bad can it get?

Masque of the Vampire Collector s Edition

Masque of the Vampire Collector s Edition
Author: Joleene Naylor
Publsiher: Joleene Naylor
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2016-04-04
ISBN: 1530888646
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masque of the Vampire Collector s Edition Book Excerpt:

The eighth book in the Amaranthine series plunges back into darkness, steeped in superstitions and death, where vampires are once again vicious creatures of the night. After three months away, Katelina and Jorick return home. But, so does Sarah, Katelina's best friend everyone thought was dead. How did she survive being tortured - and killed - by vampires? Though Sarah's not eager to share the details, Katelina knows it's the kind of story that leaves scars. She almost welcomes the distraction when they're sent to guard an exclusive vampire party - until Sarah claims she's being stalked. Who among the ancient guests would be interested in them? Then they find a dead child with a missing heart, just like the murders in the Heartless killings. Is the serial killer a vampire - and a guest at the party? Could it have anything to do with their stalker, or is it simply too much evil in one place? It's hard to tell who the culprit is when everyone seems suspicious, but they'd better figure it out before they end up with a dagger between their ribs - or a chandelier on their heads. Includes the Thirteen Guests short story collection.

Darlings of Darkness A Vampire Anthology

Darlings of Darkness  A Vampire Anthology
Author: Kristen L. Middleton,W.J. May,Suzy Turner,Chrissy Peebles,K.C. Blake,Dale Mayer,Claire Farrell,Ally Thomas,S.J. Wright
Publsiher: Dark Shadows Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-01-30
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darlings of Darkness A Vampire Anthology Book Excerpt:

9 thrilling vampire stories in one volume 9 sexy heroes. 9 strong heroines. 9 bestselling stories by 9 bestselling authors. This is nine stories from some of today's most exciting authors. A star-studded anthology of thrilling, action-packed and totally swoon-worthy first stories from ten different vampire series by your favorite women authors. (Some stories have been previously published) Book 1 – Blurb: His precious touch could prove deadly… CRUSH by bestselling author Chrissy Peebles of more than ten novels including the popular series The Apocalypse Infection Unleashed Series and The Ruby Ring Saga. Book 2 – Blurb: What if courage was your only option? COURAGE RUNS RED by bestselling author W.J. May Book 3 – Blurb: After the inexplicable disappearance of Lilly Taylor's parents, she has no choice but to move to Canada where she unravels some frightening yet intriguing family secrets... RAVEN by bestselling author Suzy Turner. Suzy Turner of The Raven Saga trilogy and The Morgan Sisters series as well as a chick lit novel entitled Forever Fredless. Book 4 – Blurb: An unhappy vampire gets a second chance to be mortal in this dark, yet often humorous tale of creatures at war. VAMPIRES RULE by bestselling author K. C. Blake. She’s the author of two other exciting series which include Bait, Crushed, and Witch Hunt. Book 5 – Blurb: It lurks in the dead of night… BLUR by bestselling author Kristen Middleton Book 6 – Blurb: Rayea is a daughter of Satan, and a vampire. But the good thing is…she’s on our side. THE VAMPIRE FROM HELL by bestselling author Ally Thomas. Her books have been on the Top 100 bestsellers list in Fantasy at Amazon since 2011. Book 7 – Blurb: Sixteen-year-old vampire Tessa's throwback human genes make her an outcast in her world, but fate and near death teaches her that who you are on the inside is more important that what you on the outside. VAMPIRE IN DENIAL by bestselling author Dale Mayer Book 8 – Blurb: A reclusive hybrid vampire is forced to reacquaint herself with the human world in order to rid herself of an accidental slave problem. THIRST by bestselling author Claire Farrell, author of over a dozen speculative fiction novels. Book 9 – Blurb: Sarah reads her grandfather's journal in stunned disbelief. What was once her grandfather's responsibility has passed to her father and now to her. She has become the Warden. Her life will never be the same. THE VAMPIRE’S WARDEN by S.J. Wright

Engagements with Close Reading

Engagements with Close Reading
Author: Annette Federico
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2015-10-08
ISBN: 1317634128
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engagements with Close Reading Book Excerpt:

What should we do with a literary work? Is it best to become immersed in a novel or poem, or is our job to objectively dissect it? Should we consult literature as a source of knowledge or wisdom, or keenly interrogate its designs upon us? Do we excavate the text as an historical artifact, or surrender to its aesthetic qualities? Balancing foundational topics with new developments, Engagements with Close Reading offers an accessible introduction to how prominent critics have approached the task of literary reading. This book will help students learn different methods for close reading perform a close analysis of an unfamiliar text articulate meaningful responses Beginning with the New Critics and recent argument for a return to formalism, the book tracks the reactions of reader-response critics and phenomenologists, and concludes with ethical criticism’s claim for the value of literary reading to our moral lives. Rich in literary examples, most reprinted in full, each chapter models practical ways for students to debate the pros and cons of objective and subjective criticism. In the final chapter, five distinguished critics shed light on the pleasures and difficulties of close reading in their engagements with poetry and fiction. In the wake of cultural studies and historicism, Engagements with Close Reading encourages us to bring our eyes back to the words on the page, inviting students and instructors to puzzle out the motives, high stakes, limitations, and rewards of the literary encounter under the pressure of this beleaguered and persistent methodology.