The Undead and the Environment


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About the Book

This work studies the ways vampiric narratives explore the eco-friendly credentials of the undead. Many of these texts and films show the vampire to be an essential part of a global ecosystem and an organism that can no longer tolerate the all-consuming forces of globalization and consumerism. Re-examining Bram Stoker’s Dracula and a range of other vampire narratives, primarily films, in a fresh light, this book reveals the nosferatu as both a plague on humankind and the eco-warriors that planet Earth desperately needs.

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: 215
Bibliographic Info: 26 photos, notes, filmography, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7622-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3960-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Introduction 1
1. Dracula the Environmentalist: The Land Beyond the Forest 13
2. Vampiric Sustainability: The Undead Planet 48
3. Undead ­Eco-Warrior: The End of the World as We Know It 83
4. The End of the End: Consumerism Will Eat Itself 118
5. Vampire Ecosystems: It Came from Outer Space 154
Filmography 193
Bibliography 199
Index 205