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Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RUSS 29500 - The Vampire in Lore and Literature (W)

Hunter Core
Creative Expression (CE)

Comparative study of the vampire in various folk and literary traditions from ancient Greece to the 21st century.    Characteristics of vampires and their kith and kin in folklore and in classical antiquity. Eastern and Western European vampires in folklore and popular culture; their reinterpretation in literature and basis for their popularity. Readings include J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, Nicholas Gogol, A.K. Tolstoi, Anne Rice, and others. The vampire tradition in films from Murnau’s Nosferatu, to Coppola’s Dracula, to Hardwicke’s Twilight.

prereq: ENGL 22000
3 hrs
3 cr.