Palgrave Gothic

Hospitality, Rape and Consent in Vampire Popular Culture

Letting the Wrong One In

Editors: Baker, David, Green, Stephanie, Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska, Agnieszka (Eds.)

  • Offers a fresh and provocative insight not only into vampire genres, but also into anxieties of cultures and societies that produce them
  • Illuminates the role of the vampire as an embodiment of the violent and violated, oppressive and oppressed Other who provokes fear and fascination
  • Focuses on intersecting themes of hospitality, rape and consent in the vampire tradition
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About this book

This unique study explores the vampire as host and guest, captor and hostage: a perfect lover and force of seductive predation. From Dracula and Carmilla, to True Blood and The Originals, the figure of the vampire embodies taboos and desires about hospitality, rape and consent. The first section welcomes the reader into ominous spaces of home, examining the vampire through concepts of hospitality and power, the metaphor of threshold, and the blurred boundaries between visitation, invasion and confinement. Section two reflects upon the historical development of vampire narratives and the monster as oppressed, alienated Other. Section three discusses cultural anxieties of youth, (im)maturity, childhood agency, abuse and the age of consent. The final section addresses vampire as intimate partner, mapping boundaries between invitation, passion and coercion. With its fresh insight into vampire genre, this book will appeal to academics, students and general public alike.

About the authors

Dr David Baker lectures in film studies at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University, Australia. He is author of “Bowie’s Covers, The Artist as Modernist” in Enchanting David Bowie (ed. T. Cinque, Ch. Moore and S. Redmond; 2015), and publishes widely on popular cinema genres.

Dr Stephanie Green is Deputy Head of School in Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University, Australia, and author of ‘Desiring Dexter: The Pangs and Pleasures of Serial Killer Body Technique’, Continuum 26 2012, 579-588 and The Public Lives of Charlotte and Marie Stopes (2013).

Dr Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska is Associate Professor at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University, Poland; author of Constructing Ethnic Identity of Swedish-American Children: Augustana Book Concern (1889-1962) (2011, in Polish), and co-editor of Monstrous Manifestations: Realities and Imaginings of the Monster (2013). 

Reviews

“With its fresh insight into vampire genre, this book will appeal to academics, students and general public alike. … this proves itself a worthy edition to vampire studies by looking at hospitality (and, of course, invitations), rape and consent and how the vampire film/story examines and explores those concepts.” (Taliesin meets the vampires, taliesinttlg.blogspot.de, December, 2017)


“The essays in this volume offer astute and complex readings of the vampire legend; they frequently challenge traditional approaches while offering new, original and creative interpretations. What happens when the vampire is the “wrong” one for its victim but potentially the “right” one for the viewer or reader? To what extent is the vampire a catalyst or an agent of transformation, one whose horrific actions challenge the viewer/reader to explore his or her own beliefs, values, fears and fantasies? This is a stimulating and challenging collection that opens up new questions just when we thought that there was very little left that could be said about our troubled relationship with vampires and what might occur when we invite the wrong one in.” (Professor Barbara Anne Creed, University of Melbourne, Australia)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Artful Courtship and Murderous Enjoyment

    Baker, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

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  • Crossing Borders: Hospitality in Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Florence Marryat’s The Blood of the Vampire

    Parrino, Maria

    Pages 19-35

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  • “Come on in!” Home, Hospitality and the Construction of Power in The Originals

    Bernardi, Verena

    Pages 37-52

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  • Fans and Vampires at Home

    Baker, Lucy I.

    Pages 53-68

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  • Breaking and Entering: Psychic Violation, Metempsychosis and the Uninvited Female Vampire

    Bacon, Simon

    Pages 69-85

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Buy this book

eBook 69,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62782-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 90,94 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62781-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hospitality, Rape and Consent in Vampire Popular Culture
Book Subtitle
Letting the Wrong One In
Editors
  • David Baker
  • Stephanie Green
  • Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska
Series Title
Palgrave Gothic
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62782-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62782-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62781-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 225
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