Religion and Identity in the Post-9/11 Vampire

God Is (Un)Dead

Authors: Wilkins, Christina

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  • Offers a unique argument for the emergence of a post-9/11 vampire, demonstrating the changing perspective of identity and religion in American culture
  • Examines how depictions of vampires in television and literature provide a way of working through the trauma of 9/11
  • Demonstrates the need for an American vampire, and the importance of religion in cultural narratives
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This book offers a unique argument for the emergence of a post-9/11 vampire that showcases changing perspectives on identity and religion in American culture, offering a look at how cultural narratives can be used to work through trauma. Cultural narratives have long played a valuable role in mediating difficult and politically sensitive topics. Christina Wilkins addresses how the figure of the vampire is used in modern narratives and how it has changed from previous incarnations, particularly in American narratives.

The vampire has been a cultural staple for centuries but the current conception of the figure has been arguably Americanized with the rise of the modern American vampire coinciding with the aftermath of 9/11. Wilkins investigates changes evident in cultural representations, and how they effectively mediate the altered approach to issues of trauma and identity. By investing metaphorical tropes with cultural significance, the book offers audiences the opportunity to consider new perspectives and prompt important discussions while also illuminating changes in societal attitudes.

About the authors

Christina Wilkins holds a PhD in English and Film from the University of Southampton, UK. She has taught on a variety of modules at the university, encompassing film and literature across the centuries and continents. She currently teaches at the University of Winchester, UK, and is a quarterly contributor for Nomos Journal, an online journal dedicated to religion in popular culture.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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Hardcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion and Identity in the Post-9/11 Vampire
Book Subtitle
God Is (Un)Dead
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77149-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77149-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77148-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08382-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 197
Number of Illustrations
9 illustrations in colour
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