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Margot Adler’s “Vampires Are Us”

Margot Adler has written a volume titled Vampires Are Us: Understanding Our Love Affair with the Immortal Dark Side (Weiser Books, 2014). The synopsis and promotional statements include: In a culture that does not do death particularly well, we are obsessed with mortality. Margot Adler writes, “Vampires let us play with death and the issue […]

Seriously Staked Vampire Symposium

Seriously Staked Vampire Symposium Look beyond the Twilight and True Blood frenzy and there is, and always has been, a serious study of vampires. Seriously Staked brings together a wide variety of subject experts and academics to talk about a range of questions concerning vampires. These include: Can science explain vampires? Do real vampire hunting […]

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“Ultraviolet’s” Vampires and the ‘War on Terror’

The current edition of Gothic Studies is available, Volume 15, No. 1 (May 2013), published by Manchester University Press. It focuses on vampires and the undead in popular culture, and several essays caught my eye for download in PDF for later reading. I recently finished reading the first of them, and it is David McWilliam’s […]

Call for Papers: Vampires and Humor

Call for Papers: Vampires and Humor (or Humor in Vampire Literature, Movies, and Music) Abstracts due: October 15 to Gilpin_vicky@hotmail.com Vampires and humor can be an interesting topic because the author can break down his or her analysis based on a variety of parameters. What is so special about vampires and humor? What does humor […]

Encounter Radio Program on Sacred Horror

I will be one of the guests on the Encounter radio program out of Australia on the subject of “Sacred Horror: Zombie Resurrections and Vampire Souls.” The website description: From the legends of Frankenstein and Dracula to films about zombies, witches and vampires, supernatural horror has always captured the popular imagination. Fictional horror scares us […]

Identity Group Experiences & Perceptions Of Therapy: Vampires, Otherkin and Others

Researching Identity Group Experiences & Perceptions Of Therapy UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON School of Psychology Stratford Campus Water Lane London E15 4LZ Would you like to take part in research about Otherkin, Vampires, and Therians/Weres and are over 18? Ish’had Duncan (MA Student at University of East London) is seeking six self-identified Otherkin, Vampires and […]

Dom Augustin Calmet: Biblical Scholar and Vampire Researcher

Previously I discussed Sabine Baring-Gould, a Christian minister who also maintained a research interest in the paranormal and the horrific. I recently came across another individual like this when reading a paper from the 2010 conference of the Center for Studies of New Religions. In “Vampires and Alternative Religions,” co-authored by J. Gordon Melton and […]

Japanese Footage and Restored Ending to “Horror of Dracula”

For a while now we have heard of the lost footage from Hammer’s Dracula (U.K.)/Horror of Dracula (U.S.) that was found in Japan, and that a few seconds of this footage was incorporated into the ending in the restored Blu-ray of the film released in the UK. This footage has surfaced on YouTube and it […]

Victorian Nelson Lecture: Stephenie Meyer and the 21st Century Vampire Romance

See TheoFantastique’s previous interviews with Nelson on Guillermo del Toro’s Gothick cosmos, and on her book Gothicka.

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