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The Cambridge Companion to ‘Dracula'

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Roger Luckhurst, Nick Groom, William Hughes, Alex Warwick, Christine Ferguson, Heike Bauer, David Glover, Matthew Gibson, Anthony Bale, Carol Senf, Xavier Aldana Reyes, Mark Blacklock, Ken Gelder, Catherine Wynne, Alison Peirse, Stacey Abbott
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  • Date Published: November 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316607084

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  • Bram Stoker's Dracula is the most famous vampire in literature and film. This new collection of sixteen essays brings together a range of internationally renowned scholars to provide a series of pathways through this celebrated Gothic novel and its innumerable adaptations and translations. The volume illuminates the novel's various pre-histories, critical contexts and subsequent cultural transformations. Chapters explore literary history, Gothic revival scholarship, folklore, anthropology, psychology, sexology, philosophy, occultism, cultural history, critical race theory, theatre and film history, and the place of the vampire in Europe and beyond. These studies provide an accessible guide of cutting-edge scholarship to one of the most celebrated modern Gothic horror stories. This Companion will serve as a key resource for scholars, teachers and students interested in the enduring force of Dracula and the seemingly inexhaustible range of the contexts it requires and readings it might generate.

    • Provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of this famous novel and the ideas that surround it.
    • Explores themes such as occultism, folklore, anthropology, philosophy and race theory.
    • Looks at Dracula in popular culture including its adaptation on stage and screen.
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316607084
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on Contributors
    Note on the Text
    Introduction Roger Luckhurst
    Part I. Dracula in the Gothic Tradition:
    1. Dracula's Pre-History: The Advent of the Vampire Nick Groom
    2. Dracula's Debts to the Gothic Romance William Hughes
    3. Dracula and the Late Victorian Gothic Revival Alex Warwick
    Part II. Contexts:
    4. Dracula and the Occult Christine Ferguson
    5. Dracula and Psychology Roger Luckhurst
    6. Dracula and Sexology Heike Bauer
    7. Dracula in the Age of Mass Migration David Glover
    8. Dracula and the East Matthew Gibson
    9. Dracula's Blood Anthony Bale
    10. Dracula and Women Carol Senf
    Part III. New Directions:
    11. Dracula Queered Xavier Aldana Reyes
    12. Dracula and New Horror Theory Mark Blacklock
    13. Transnational Draculas Ken Gelder
    Part IV. Adaptations:
    14. Dracula on Stage Catherine Wynne
    15. Dracula on Film 1931-1959 Alison Peirse
    16. Dracula on Film and TV, 1960 to present Stacey Abbott
    Guide to Further Reading

  • Editor

    Roger Luckhurst, Birkbeck, University of London
    Roger Luckhurst is Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London. His previous publications include The Mummy's Curse: The True Story of a Dark Fantasy (2012) and critical studies of the films The Shining (2013) and Alien (2014). He has also co-editied books including The Fin de Siècle: A Reader in Cultural History c.1880-1900 (2000) and Transactions and Encounters: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century (2002). He has edited numerous Gothic classics, including Stevenson's Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde (2006), Bram Stoker's Dracula (2011) ,and H. G. Wells's The Time Machine (2017).


    Roger Luckhurst, Nick Groom, William Hughes, Alex Warwick, Christine Ferguson, Heike Bauer, David Glover, Matthew Gibson, Anthony Bale, Carol Senf, Xavier Aldana Reyes, Mark Blacklock, Ken Gelder, Catherine Wynne, Alison Peirse, Stacey Abbott

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