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Draculas, vampires, and other undead forms : essays on gender, race, and culture

Author: John Edgar Browning; Caroline Joan Picart
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009.
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Since the publication of Dracula in 1897, Bram Stoker's original creation has been a source of inspiration for artists, writers, and filmmakers. From Universal's early black-and-white films and Hammer's Technicolor representations that followed, iterations of Dracula have been cemented in mainstream cinema. This anthology investigates and explores the far larger body of work coming from sources beyond mainstream  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Draculas, vampires, and other undead forms.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008054143
(OCoLC)291193754
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Edgar Browning; Caroline Joan Picart
ISBN: 9780810869233 0810869233
OCLC Number: 371085890
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 315 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Tackling race, gender, and modes of narration in America. Manly P. Hall, Dracula (1931), and the complexities of the classic horror film sequel/ Gary D. Rhodes --
The Dracula and the Blacula (1972) cultural revolution / Paul R. Lehman and John Edgar Browning --
The compulsions of real/reel serial killers and vampires: toward a Gothic criminology / Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart and Cecil Greek --
Blood, lust, and the fe/male narrative in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) and the novel (1897) / Lisa Nystrom --
The borg as vampire in Star Trek: the next generation (1987-1994) and Star Trek: first contact (1996): an uncanny reflection / Justin Everett --
When women kill: undead imagery in the cinematic portrait of Eileen Wuornos / Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart and Cecil Greek --
Working through change and xenophobia in Europe. Return ticket to Transylvania: relations between historical reality and vampire fiction / Santiago Lucendo --
Racism and the vampire: the anti-Slavic premise of Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897) / Jimmie Cain --
The grateful un-dead: Count Dracula and the transnational counterculture in Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) / Paul Newland --
Nosferatu the vampyre (1979) as a legacy of romanticism / Martina G. Lüke --
Imperialism, hybridity, and cross-cultural fertilization in Asia. "Death and the maiden": the Pontianak as excess in Malay popular culture / Andrew Hock-Soon Ng --
Becoming-death: the lollywood gothic of Khwaja Sarfraz's Zinda laash (1967, Dracula in Pakistan (US title), 1967) / Sean Moreland and Summer Pervez --
Modernity as crisis: Goeng si and vampires in Hong Kong cinema / Dale Hudson --
Enter the Dracula: the silent screams and cultural crossroads of Japanese and Hong Kong cinema / Wayne Stein --
Identity crisis: imperialist vampires in Japan? / Nicholas Schlegel --
The western Eastern: de-coding hybridity and cyberZen goth(ic) in Vampire hunter D (1985) / Wayne Stein and John Edgar Browning.
Responsibility: edited by John Edgar Browning, Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart.

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Since the publication of Dracula in 1897, Bram Stoker's original creation has been a source of inspiration for artists, writers, and filmmakers. From Universal's early black-and-white films and Hammer's Technicolor representations that followed, iterations of Dracula have been cemented in mainstream cinema. This anthology investigates and explores the far larger body of work coming from sources beyond mainstream cinema reinventing Dracula. Draculas, Vampires and Other Undead Forms assembles provocative essays that examine Dracula films and their movement across borders of nationality, sexuali.

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