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The vampire lectures

Author: Laurence A Rickels
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bela Lugosi may -- as the eighties gothic rock band Bauhaus sang -- be dead, but the vampire lives on. A nightmarish figure dwelling somewhere between genuine terror and high camp, a morbid repository for the psychic projections of diverse cultures, an endlessly recyclable mass-media icon, the vampire is an enduring object of fascination, fear, ridicule, and reverence. In The Vampire Lectures, Laurence A. Rickels  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Lectures
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence A Rickels
ISBN: 0816633916 9780816633913 0816633924 9780816633920
OCLC Number: 41285059
Notes: Includes filmography (p. 357-358).
Description: xix, 358 pages : 1 illustration ; 24 cm
Contents: Histories of Vampirism, Stoker, Rice, Middle Ages, Eighteenth Century --
Alcoholics, Dead Bachelors, Heretics, and Suicides, among Other Candidates for Vampiric Comeback --
Sexology or Cryptology --
Succubus, Incubus --
Blood, Andy Warhol Presents Dracula and The Fearless Vampire Killers --
Antiquity, Inquisition, Vlad the Impaler, Countess Bathory --
Eighteenth-Century Vampirism Epidemic in Eastern Europe, Journalistic and Scholarly Responses --
The Plague, Discovery of Circulation, Psychoanalysis --
Medical Explanations --
Death's Makeover in the Eighteenth Century, Live Burial --
Projection --
Blacula --
Stoker's Dracula --
Circulation --
Trips --
The Castle inside Him --
The Lady's Lost Letters --
Technologization and Group Psychologization --
Horror of Dracula --
"Dracula's Guest" --
Stoker's Dracula --
Totem and Taboo --
Incest Is the Law --
The Two Women, the Golden Lady, Hair Color Change, the New Woman --
Vamp --
Fourth of July --
Mina's Gadget Love --
The Telegraph --
Cargo Cult --
The Cemetery in Whitby --
Burial Service --
Dracula's Daughter and Nadja --
The Recorded Voice versus the Mass of Typewriting --
Double, Insurance, Substitution --
Photography and the Mummy --
Cinema, Cannibalism, and Melancholia --
Back Home --
Mirror Stage --
Spider Woman or Phallic Mother --
Ewers's "The Spider" --
The Tenant --
"The Antimacassar" --
From Dusk till Dawn --
Station Identification --
"The Horla" --
The Force of Invisibility and Posthypnotic Suggestion --
"Human Remains" and Face Value --
Vampire's Kiss --
"Doom of the House of Duryea" --
The Double Genealogy --
The Black Cat and Universal Soldier --
Murnau's Nosferatu --
Nina's Vampire Bond --
Release from Empty Circulation --
Herzog's Nosferatu --
Not Seeing --
Bad Smell --
The Lair of the White Worm --
Opportunistic Diagnosis and "The Man Who Loved the Vampire Lady" --
Postal Pathology --
Espionage and Psychological Warfare --
Where the Technology Goes When We Go to the Movies --
Interview with the Vampire and Bram Stoker's Dracula --
Browning's Dracula and the Bicoastal Count --
Deane and Balderston's Dracula or the Red-Eye Special --
Lugosi's and Stoker's Lives and Plan Nine from Outer Space --
"Dragula" or "TV" --
Famous Impostors --
Browning, Chaney, Lugosi --
Ed Wood Jr.'s Glen or Glenda, Killer in Drag, Death of a Transvestite --
The Great-Nephew --
"For the Blood Is the Life" and the Miscarriage of the Antibody --
"Four Wooden Stakes" and the Mother Is a Tramp --
"Clarimonde" plus One Is Nun --
"Restless Souls" and Killing the Dead --
"The Sad Story of a Vampire" and Mama's Boy --
"The Girl with the Hungry Eyes" and Feedback --
Le Fanu and "Carmilla" --
The Schloss --
The Name That Must Not Vary --
Supplying the Loss of Mother --
The Hunger --
Daughters of Darkness --
Vampyres --
Dreyer's Vampyr --
"Taboo upon the Dead" --
Painting versus Film --
"Revelations in Black" and Blue --
The Vampire Tapestry --
Stephen King's Mass --
'Salem's Lot and Danse Macabre --
Ghost-busting and Nazi Hunting in Salem's Lot and A Return to Salem's Lot --
"They Bite" Big Time --
"The Vampire" and Death Is a Painter of Portraits --
"The Room in the Tower" and "Mrs. Amworth" --
The Lost Boys --
Peter Pan --
The Case of California --
The Gulf War --
Role Playing --
Werther --
Near Dark --
"The Tomb of Sarah" and Father Knows Best --
Were-woman --
The Wolfman and the Living Dad --
I Was a Teenage Were-wolf or Totem Becomes Mascot --
The Thing with Vampire Vegetables --
"Who Goes There?" --
Burial Practice, Embalming --
Freund's The Mummy --
Strobl's "The Tomb of Pere Lachaise" --
Schizomummies --
The Unwrapping of Mummy Came First --
Stoker's The Jewel of Seven Stars --
The Great Experiment, the Unconscious Father, Her Hand in Marriage --
Periodicity --
Polidori's The Vampyre --
Archaeology and Autoanalysis --
Missing Persons --
"Return of the Undead" --
Blood of Dracula and Buffy the Vampire Slayer --
Varney the Vampyre --
Group Psychology and the Quotation Marx of Vampirism --
Gambling --
Rumor --
Neighborly Love --
Suicide --
Vampire Plays by Boucicault and Reece --
Gothic --
Mary Shelley and Frankenstein --
William --
Golem --
Whale's Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein --
The Show of Grief --
Public and Secret Identification --
The Ghost-writer's Preface --
Dilation --
Death Wish Fulfillment --
William's Murder, Victor's Vampire --
The Mother's Portrait --
Elizabeth Is the Killer-Substitute --
Flashback --
The Alma Mater --
Elizabeth Must Die --
The Missing Grave --
The Monster Mourns --
Why Victor Can't Make the Mate --
In Love with Electricity --
Teenage Frankenstein --
Drag Race of Mourning and the Finish Line of AIDS --
Son of Frankenstein --
Andy Warhol Presents Frankenstein --
Body Parts on the Reassembly Line --
Vampire Detectives --
Pale Blood and Three Subspecies --
Good Citizens or Suicides? --
Interview with the Vampire --
Lost Love --
Nietzsche --
Life Sucks --
What's God Got to Do with It? --
Egotism --
Life Is Killing --
The Death Cult of Childhood --
Locket --
Casper and Doyle's Spiritism --
Revenge --
"It Was" --
Nihilism --
Eternal Return --
Third-Person Pronouns --
The Law of Pleasure --
Innocent Blood --
The Vampire Lestat --
Relocation of Graves --
The Theatre des Vampires --
Overman --
Sacrificial Drive --
Maternal Subcultures --
Origin of Vampirism --
Incest Is the Law --
Rock Music --
The Queen of the Damned.
Responsibility: Laurence A. Rickels.

Abstract:

Rickles, a UC Santa Barbara professor, sifts through mythology of vampirism, from folklore to Marilyn Manson, to explore the profound and unconscious appeal of the undead in an original and  Read more...

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