The Global Vampire

Essays on the Undead in Popular Culture Around the World

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About the Book

The figure of the vampire is a truly global phenomenon, with popular interpretations appearing in Europe and Asia that are distinct from any versions found in the Americas. Instead, the global vampire draws from indigenous mythology as well as popular culture, and is freed from typical readings of monstrosity and otherness. This collection features over a dozen interdisciplinary scholars reading popular texts through critical lenses that range from traditional literary studies, to video game scholarship, to ecocriticism. Challenging the field of popular vampire studies, this book asks the question: What is the vampire in different global contexts, and what does it represent?

About the Author(s)

Cait Coker is associate professor and curator of rare books and manuscripts at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on genre history, women’s writing, and the history of women in publishing.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Cait Coker

Series Editors Donald E. Palumbo and C.W. Sullivan III

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7594-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3733-4
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy