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Vampires, mummies, and liberals : Bram Stoker and the politics of popular fiction

Author: David Glover
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By way of a long overdue return to the novels, short stories, essays, journalism, and correspondence of Bram Stoker, Vampires, Mummies, and Liberals reconstructs the cultural and political world that gave birth to Dracula. To bring Stoker's life into productive relationship with his writing, Glover offers a reading that locates the author within the changing commercial contours of the late-Victorian public sphere  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Glover, David, 1946-
Vampires, mummies, and liberals.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)604908954
Named Person: Bram Stoker; Bram Stoker; Bram Stoker; Bram Stoker
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Glover
ISBN: 0822318032 9780822318033 0822317982 9780822317982
OCLC Number: 34046363
Description: x, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David Glover.

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By way of a long overdue return to the novels, short stories, essays, journalism, and correspondence of Bram Stoker, Vampires, Mummies, and Liberals reconstructs the cultural and political world that gave birth to Dracula. To bring Stoker's life into productive relationship with his writing, Glover offers a reading that locates the author within the changing commercial contours of the late-Victorian public sphere and in which the methods of critical biography are displaced by those of cultural studies. Glover's efforts reveal a writer who was more wide-ranging and politically engaged than his current reputation suggests. An Irish Protestant and nationalist, Stoker nonetheless drew his political inspiration from English liberalism at a time of impending crisis, and the tradition's contradictions and uncertainties haunt his work. At the heart of Stoker's writing Glover exposes a preoccupation with those sciences and pseudosciences - from physiognomy and phrenology to eugenics and sexology - that seemed to cast doubt on the liberal faith in progress. He argues that Dracula should be read as a text torn between the stances of the colonizer and colonized, unable to accept or reject the racialized images of backwardness that dogged debates about Irish nationhood. As it tracks the phantasmatic form given to questions of character and individuality, race and production, sexuality and gender, across the body of Stoker's writing, Vampires, Mummies, and Liberals draws a fascinating portrait of an extraordinary transitional figure.

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