The Vampire Diaries as Postmodern Storytelling

Essays on the Television Series and Novels

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About the Book

Taking a postmodern critical approach, this collection of new essays explores The CW Network’s popular television drama The Vampire Diaries, taking in the complete original series (2009–2017), its spinoffs, source novels and fan fiction. Spanning three decades, TVD has engaged its predominantly teenage audience with storylines around love, friendship, social politics and gender roles. Contributors traverse the franchise’s metamorphosis to suit the complex tastes of an early 21st century audience.

About the Author(s)

Kimberley McMahon-Coleman is an associate professor (academic development) at Charles Sturt University in Australia. Her research interests include the Gothic, Indigenous literature, popular culture, and academic language and learning.
Nina Vanessa Weber has a Master’s degree in English and philosophy from the TU Dortmund University. She is a high school teacher of English and philosophy in Bergkamen, Germany. Her teaching and research interests include media studies, fan fiction, fantasy literature, as well as vampire fiction.
Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt holds a PhD in American Studies from the Ruhr-University Bochum. She is an assistant professor for American Studies at TU Dortmund University. Her teaching and research interests include Pacific studies, refugee studies, media studies, and popular culture.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Kimberley McMahon-Coleman, Nina Vanessa Weber and Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 5 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8684-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5034-0
Imprint: McFarland