Dracula as Absolute Other

The Troubling and Distracting Specter of Stoker’s Vampire on Screen


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About the Book

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, one who represents 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 2017, the author examines how different generations construct Otherness and how this is reflected in vampire media.

About the Author(s)

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.

Bibliographic Details

Simon Bacon
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 213
Bibliographic Info: 24 photos, filmography, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7538-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3712-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Introduction 1
One. Undead Memories and Troubling Histories 15
Two. The Land Beyond the Forest 48
Three. The Trouble with Money 80
Four. Violent Distractions 111
Five. Distracting Technologies 143
Filmography 175
Chapter Notes 179
Bibliography 195
Index 203

Book Reviews & Awards

“Impressive…has much to offer to vampire studies buffs. More essentially, it sheds a stimulating light on the book/screen dialectic.”—Cercles