Dracula as Absolute Other: The Troubling and Distracting Specter of Stoker's Vampire on Screen (Paperback)

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Dark, dangerous and transgressive, Bram Stoker's Dracula is often read as Victorian society's absolute Other--an outsider who troubles and distracts those around him, representative of the fears and anxieties of the age. This book is a study of Dracula's role of absolute Other as it appears on screen, and an investigation of popular culture's continued fascination with vampires. Drawing on vampire films spanning from the early 20th century to today, this book is an examination of how different generations construct Otherness and how this is reflected in vampire media.

About the Author


Simon Bacon is an independent scholar based in Poznan, Poland. He has authored and edited many volumes on vampires, monstrosity, science fiction and media studies.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781476675381
ISBN-10: 1476675384
Publisher: McFarland and Company, Inc.
Publication Date: June 28th, 2019
Pages: 213
Language: English