Palgrave Gothic

Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood

Bloodlines

Authors: Stephanou, A.

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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.

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"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

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

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    Pages 21-46

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

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    Pages 47-73

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

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    Pages 74-98

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

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    Pages 99-119

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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
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