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Palgrave Gothic

Dracula

An International Perspective

Editors: Crișan, Marius-Mircea (Ed.)

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  • The volume offers a new perspective on the complex evolution of the Dracula myth and the Gothic space over centuries  focusing on its international character 
  • Includes perspectives on the Dracula myth from experts from six countries: UK, Romania, Poland, Italy, Germany, USA
  • The book is interdisciplinary and brings together the fields of literature, tourism and film
  • Presents an authoritative volume, both for scholars and for wide public interested in Dracula and the Gothic
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About this book

This volume analyses the role of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and its sequels in the evolution of the Gothic. As well as the transformation of the Gothic location—from castles, cemeteries and churches to the modern urban gothic—this volume explores the evolution of the undead considering a range of media from the 19th century protagonist to sympathetic contemporary vampires of teen Gothic. Based on an interdisciplinary approach (literature, tourism, and film), the book argues that the development of the Dracula myth is the result of complex international influences and cultural interactions. Offering a multifarious perspective, this volume is a reference work that will be useful to both academic and general readers.

About the authors

Dr Marius-Mircea Crișan is Associate Professor at the West University of Timişoara, Romania. He is the author of The Birth of the Dracula Myth: Bram Stoker's Transylvania (2013) and The Impact of a Myth: Dracula and the Fictional Representation of the Romanian Space (2013). 

Reviews

“Dracula: An International Perspective offers a kaleidoscopic view of how Dracula has generated new discourses within the Gothic and how it keeps influencing even our everyday reality. It should be an essential item in libraries of colleges and universities where Stoker’s vampire classic is on the reading list, for it indeed presents a variety of new perspectives of this neveraging novel.” (Ildikó Limpár, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, Vol. 25 (1), 2019)
“Kudos to Romanian scholar Marius-Mircea Crișan and his thirteen collaborators for producing this volume of insightful essays. This book is yet another testimonial to the enduring power of Stoker’s novel. The subject matter ranges from Edgar Allan Poe to the Pied Piper of Hamelin; the theme of parenting in vampire films to Dracula-centred tourism; the demonization of Italy in Irish Gothic to the Icelandic edition of Dracula. A veritable feast!” (Elizabeth Miller, Professor Emerita of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Co-editor of Bram Stoker’s Notes for Dracula: A Facsimile Edition, 2008)

“Studies of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula—and its countless adaptations—have up to now been dominated by British and American scholars, as part of the revival of interest in the Gothic. This volume adopts a series of fascinating and unusual international perspectives, and in so doing it sheds new light on the novel’s wider resonance. Even though the fictional Dracula had almost nothing to do with the real Romania, Dracula: An International Perspective has been cleverly edited by a Romanian scholar—so there are evidently no hard feelings...” (Sir Christopher Frayling, Professor Emeritus of Cultural History at the Royal College of Art, Fellow of Churchill College Cambridge and author of Vampyres: Genesis and Resurrection, 2016)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • “Welcome to My House! Enter Freely and of Your Own Free Will”: Dracula in International Contexts

    Pages 1-19

    Crişan, Marius-Mircea

  • The Casework Relationship: Le Fanu, Stoker and the Rhetorical Contexts of Irish Gothic

    Pages 21-37

    Hughes, William

  • The Discourse of Italy in Nineteenth Century Irish Gothic: Maturin’s Fatal Revenge, Le Fanu’s Exotic Tales, and The Castle of Savina

    Pages 39-52

    Badin, Donatella Abbate

  • “Bloodthirsty and Remorseless Fangs”: Representation of East-Central Europe in Edgar Allan Poe’s Gothic Short Stories

    Pages 53-68

    Szabo, Lucian-Vasile (et al.)

  • Spirited Away: Dream Work, the Outsider, and the Representation of Transylvania in the Pied Piper and Dracula Myth in Britain and Germany

    Pages 69-93

    George, Sam

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eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63365-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dracula
Book Subtitle
An International Perspective
Editors
  • Marius-Mircea Crișan
Series Title
Palgrave Gothic
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63366-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63366-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63365-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87535-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 280
Number of Illustrations
6 illustrations in colour
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