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The Resource Metamorphoses of the vampire in literature and film : cultural transformations in Europe, 1732-1933, Erik Butler

Metamorphoses of the vampire in literature and film : cultural transformations in Europe, 1732-1933, Erik Butler

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Metamorphoses of the vampire in literature and film : cultural transformations in Europe, 1732-1933
Title
Metamorphoses of the vampire in literature and film
Title remainder
cultural transformations in Europe, 1732-1933
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Erik Butler
Title variation
Metamorphoses of the Vampire in Literature & Film
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Language
eng
Summary
For the last three hundred years, fictions of the vampire have fed off anxieties about cultural continuity. Though commonly represented as a parasitic aggressor from without, the vampire is in fact a native of Europe, and its 'metamorphoses,' to quote Baudelaire, a distorted image of social transformation. Because the vampire grows strong whenever and wherever traditions weaken, its representations have multiplied with every political, economic, and technological revolution from the eighteenth century on. Today, in the age of globalization, vampire fictions are more virulent than ever, and the monster enjoys hunting grounds as vast as the international market. 'Metamorphoses of the Vampire' explains why representations of vampirism began in the eighteenth century, flourished in the nineteenth, and came to eclipse nearly all other forms of monstrosity in the early twentieth century. Many of the works by French and German authors discussed here have never been presented to students and scholars in the English-speaking world. While there are many excellent studies that examine Victorian vampires, the undead in cinema, contemporary vampire fictions, and the vampire in folklore, until now no work has attempted to account for the unifying logic that underlies the vampire's many and often apparently contradictory forms. Erik Butler holds a PhD from Yale University and has taught at Emory University and Swarthmore College. His publications include 'The Bellum Gramaticale and the Rise of European Literature' (2010) and a translation with commentary of 'Regrowth' ('Vidervuks') by the Soviet Jewish author Der Nister (2011)
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UkCbUP
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1971-
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Butler, Erik
Dewey number
809/.93375
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.V3
LC item number
B87 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Vampires in literature
  • Vampires
  • Horror tales, European
  • European fiction
  • Vampire films
  • Social change in literature
  • Literature and society
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Metamorphoses of the vampire in literature and film : cultural transformations in Europe, 1732-1933, Erik Butler
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The rise of the vampire: Vampire country: borders of culture and power in central Europe ; Vampires and satire in the Enlightenment and romanticism -- pt. 2. England and France: The bourgeois vampire and nineteenth-century identity theft ; Dracula: vampiric contagion in the late nineteenth century -- pt. 3. Germany: Vampirism, the writing cure, and realpolitik: Daniel Paul Schreber's Memoirs of my nervous illness ; Vampires in Weimar: shades of history -- Conclusion: the vampire in the Americas and beyond
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CR9781571138170
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1 online resource (ix, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571134325
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Metamorphoses of the vampire in literature and film : cultural transformations in Europe, 1732-1933, Erik Butler
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The rise of the vampire: Vampire country: borders of culture and power in central Europe ; Vampires and satire in the Enlightenment and romanticism -- pt. 2. England and France: The bourgeois vampire and nineteenth-century identity theft ; Dracula: vampiric contagion in the late nineteenth century -- pt. 3. Germany: Vampirism, the writing cure, and realpolitik: Daniel Paul Schreber's Memoirs of my nervous illness ; Vampires in Weimar: shades of history -- Conclusion: the vampire in the Americas and beyond
Control code
CR9781571138170
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571134325
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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