Palgrave Gothic

Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood

Bloodlines

Authors: Stephanou, Aspasia

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Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood examines the manifestations of blood and vampires in various texts and contexts. It seeks to connect, through blood, fictional to real-life vampires to trace similarities, differences and discontinuities. These movements will be seen to parallel changing notions about embodiment and identity in culture.

About the authors

Aspasia Stephanou recently completed her PhD at the University of Stirling, Scotland, where she was also a tutor. She is co-editor of Transgressions and Its Limits (with Matt Foley and Neil McRobert, 2012) and has published on race and the vampire, transgression and blood in contemporary performance art, globalisation and vampire communities, and Black Metal Theory in a range of international journals.

Reviews

"This is a fascinating study of blood symbolism in a variety of vampiric contexts, which demonstrates an impressive breadth of cultural understanding from the medieval to the present day. The analysis of biomedicine and its relationship to a neoliberal political agenda is masterly. It is to the author's credit that they bring together so many diverse, but related, strands in such a convincing and intellectually exciting way. This is an important book for anyone interested in the political agendas of our age." - Dr Andrew Smith, Reader in Nineteenth Century English Literature, University of Sheffield and past president of the International Gothic Association


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction Blood Bank: A History of the Symbolics of Blood

    Stephanou, Aspasia

    Pages 1-20

  • A Matter of Life and Death: Transfusing Blood from a Supernatural Past to Scientific Modernity and Vampiric Technology

    Stephanou, Aspasia

    Pages 21-46

  • The Biopolitics of the Vampire Narrative: Vampire Epidemics, AIDS and Bioterrorism

    Stephanou, Aspasia

    Pages 47-73

  • ’ ‘Tis My Heart, Be Sure, She Eats for Her Food’: Female Consumptives and Female Consumers

    Stephanou, Aspasia

    Pages 74-98

  • ‘Race as Biology Is Fiction’: The Bad Blood of the Vampire

    Stephanou, Aspasia

    Pages 99-119

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Hardcover $90.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-34922-4
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-46784-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood
Book Subtitle
Bloodlines
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Gothic
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34923-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137349231
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34922-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46784-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 226
Topics