The Transmedia Vampire

Essays on Technological Convergence and the Undead

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About the Book

This book explores vampire narratives that have been expressed across multiple media and new technologies. Stories and characters such as Dracula, Carmilla and even Draculaura from Monster High have been made more “real” through their depictions in narratives produced in and across different platforms. This also allows the consumer to engage on multiple levels with the “vampire world,” blurring the boundaries between real and imaginary realms and allowing for different kinds of identity to be created while questioning terms such as “author,” “reader,” “player” and “consumer.” These essays investigate the consequences of such immersion and why the undead world of the transmedia vampire is so well suited to life in the 21st century.

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

Edited by Simon Bacon
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7574-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4335-9
Imprint: McFarland