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Undead Memory


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Contents: Sir Christopher Frayling: Foreword - Leo Ruickbie: Memento (non)mori: Memory, Discourse and Transmission during the Eighteenth-Century Vampire Epidemic and After - Marius Crisan: Vampire Narratives as Juggling with Romanian History: Dan Simmons's Children of the Night and Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian - Naomi Segal: Andre Gide, Nosferatu and the Hydraulics of Youth and Age - Hadas Elber-Aviram: Constitutional Amnesia and Future Memory: Science Fiction's Posthuman Vampire - Katharina Rein: Archives of Horror: Carriers of Memory in Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Enrique Ajuria Ibarra: Vampire Echoes and Cannibal Rituals: Undead Memory, Monstrosity and Genre in J. M. Grau's We Are What We Are - Sorcha Ni Fhlainn: "Old things, fine things": Of Vampires, Antique Dealers and Timelessness - Hannah Priest: Pack versus Coven: Guardianship of Tribal Memory in Vampire versus Werewolf Narratives - Angela Tumini: Death and the City: Repressed Memory and Unconscious Anxiety in Michael Almereyda's Nadja - Simon Bacon: The Inescapable Moment: The Vampire as Individual and Collective Trauma in Let Me In by Matt Reeves.

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Simon Bacon is an independent researcher and Network Manager - Conferences for Inter-Disciplinary.Net as well as the editor of the journal Monsters and the Monstrous. He has published extensively on vampires in popular culture and is currently working on a monograph on alternative readings of the undead.
Katarzyna Bronk is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland. She teaches the history of English literature but her research focuses on the history of sin/virtue, sexuality and gender, and, in particular, representations of women and femininity in English history and culture.


"Der Sammelband bereichert die Fantastikforschung und Vampirwissenschaft um Einzelanalysen von bekannten und weniger bekannten Werken aus dem Vampirgenre unter den bislang wenig beachteten Aspekten von Zeit und Erinnerung. [...] Der Sammelband bietet summa summarum einen lesenswerten Einstieg in einen bislang wenig beachteten Themenbereich und liefert viele Anregungen fur weitere Forschungen." (Janina Scholz, ZS fur Fantastikforschung 2, 2014)

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