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Undead memory : vampires and human memory in popular culture

Author: Simon Bacon; Katarzyna Bronk
Publisher: Bern : Peter Lang, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vampires have never been as popular in Western culture as they are now: Twilight, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and their fans have secured the vampire's place in contemporary culture. Yet the role vampires play in how we remember our pasts and configure our futures has yet to be explored. The present volume fills this gap, addressing the many ways in which vampire narratives have been used to describe the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Undead memory.
Bern : Peter Lang, [2014]
(DLC) 2013034582
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Bacon; Katarzyna Bronk
ISBN: 3035305536 9783035305531 1306561086 9781306561082
OCLC Number: 882718773
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 303 pages .)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Sir Christopher Frayling Foreword; Simon Bacon and Katarzyna Bronk Introduction; PART I Death and Becoming: How the Human Past Becomes the Vampire Future; Leo Ruickbie Memento (non)mori: Memory, Discourse and Transmission during the Eighteenth-Century Vam; Marius Crişan Vampire Narratives as Juggling with Romanian History: Dan Simmons's Children of the N; Naomi Segal André Gide, Nosferatu and the Hydraulics of Youth and Age; Hadas Elber-Aviram Constitutional Amnesia and Future Memory: Science Fiction's Posthuman Vampire. PART II Vampiric Memorials: Place, Space and Objects of Undead MemoryKatharina Rein Archives of Horror: Carriers of Memory in Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Enrique Ajuria Ibarra Vampire Echoes and Cannibal Rituals: Undead Memory, Monstrosity and Genre in J; Sorcha Ní Fhlainn "Old things, fine things": Of Vampires, Antique Dealers and Timelessness; PART III Memory Never Dies: Vampires as Human Memory and Trauma; Hannah Priest Pack versus Coven: Guardianship of Tribal Memory in Vampire versus Werewolf Narrativ. Angela Tumini Death and the City: Repressed Memory and Unconscious Anxiety in Michael Almereyda's NaSimon Bacon The Inescapable Moment: The Vampire as Individual and Collective Trauma in Let Me In by; Notes on Contributors; Index.
Responsibility: Simon Bacon and Katarzyna Bronk (eds).

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Undead Memory explores the role that vampires play in how we remember our pasts and imagine our futures. From keepers of archives to symbols of memorial practice, the vampire in literary and filmic  Read more...

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