Vampires, border crossing, and panic in sheridan le fanu’s “Carmilla”

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An influx of vampire fiction, television shows, and films over the past several years has prompted social critics to question this monster’s attraction for adults and teens alike. From HBO’s True Blood to Stephanie Meyer’s highly successful Twilight series to Van Jensen and Dusty Higgins’ graphic novels about a vampire-slaying Pinocchio, the vampire seems to be just about everywhere these days. Vampire stories, of course, are not new, but their recent spike in popularity begs the question: what is so intriguing about this toothy monster, and why has it grabbed our collective attention at this particular cultural moment?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Moral Panics of Sexuality
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781137353177
ISBN (Print)9781137353160
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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