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The Resource Metamorphoses of the vampire in literature and film : cultural transformations in Europe, 1732-1933, Erik Butler

Metamorphoses of the vampire in literature and film : cultural transformations in Europe, 1732-1933, Erik Butler

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Metamorphoses of the vampire in literature and film : cultural transformations in Europe, 1732-1933
Title
Metamorphoses of the vampire in literature and film
Title remainder
cultural transformations in Europe, 1732-1933
Statement of responsibility
Erik Butler
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Language
eng
Summary
"For the last three hundred years, fictions of the vampire have fed off anxieties about cultural continuity. Though commonly represented as a parasitic aggressor from without, the vampire is in fact a native of Europe, and its "metamorphoses," to quote Baudelaire, a distorted image of social transformation. Because the vampire grows strong whenever and wherever traditions weaken, its representations have multiplied with every political, economic, and technological revolution from the eighteenth century on. Today, in the age of globalization, vampire fictions are more virulent than ever, and the monster enjoys hunting grounds as vast as the international market. Metamorphoses of the Vampire explains why representations of vampirism began in the eighteenth century, flourished in the nineteenth, and came to eclipse nearly all other forms of monstrosity in the early twentieth century. Many of the works by French and German authors discussed here have never been presented to students and scholars in the English-speaking world. While there are many excellent studies that examine Victorian vampires, the undead in cinema, contemporary vampire fictions, and the vampire in folklore, until now no work has attempted to account for the unifying logic that underlies the vampire's many and often apparently contradictory forms. Erik Butler is assistant professor of German Studies at Emory University, where he also teaches comparative literature and film."
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1971-
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Butler, Erik
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
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  • Vampires in literature
  • Vampires
  • Horror tales, European
  • European fiction
  • Vampire films
  • Social change in literature
  • Literature and society
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • European fiction
  • Horror tales, European
  • Literature and society
  • Social change in literature
  • Vampire films
  • Vampires
  • Vampires in literature
  • Europe
  • Literatur
  • Vampir
  • Weimarer Republik
  • Film
  • Europa
  • Deutschland
Label
Metamorphoses of the vampire in literature and film : cultural transformations in Europe, 1732-1933, Erik Butler
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-213), filmography (p. 215-216) , and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The rise of the vampire: Vampire country: borders of culture and power in central Europe ; Vampires and satire in the Enlightenment and romanticism -- pt. 2. England and France: The bourgeois vampire and nineteenth-century identity theft ; Dracula: vampiric contagion in the late nineteenth century -- pt. 3. Germany: Vampirism, the writing cure, and realpolitik: Daniel Paul Schreber's Memoirs of my nervous illness ; Vampires in Weimar: shades of history -- Conclusion: the vampire in the Americas and beyond
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ocn731680342
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1 online resource (ix, 225 pages)
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online
Isbn
9786613116338
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt22qtt
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)731680342
Label
Metamorphoses of the vampire in literature and film : cultural transformations in Europe, 1732-1933, Erik Butler
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-213), filmography (p. 215-216) , and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The rise of the vampire: Vampire country: borders of culture and power in central Europe ; Vampires and satire in the Enlightenment and romanticism -- pt. 2. England and France: The bourgeois vampire and nineteenth-century identity theft ; Dracula: vampiric contagion in the late nineteenth century -- pt. 3. Germany: Vampirism, the writing cure, and realpolitik: Daniel Paul Schreber's Memoirs of my nervous illness ; Vampires in Weimar: shades of history -- Conclusion: the vampire in the Americas and beyond
Control code
ocn731680342
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 225 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613116338
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt22qtt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)731680342

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