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The Resource Blood obsession : vampires, serial murder, and the popular imagination, Jörg Waltje

Blood obsession : vampires, serial murder, and the popular imagination, Jörg Waltje

Label
Blood obsession : vampires, serial murder, and the popular imagination
Title
Blood obsession
Title remainder
vampires, serial murder, and the popular imagination
Statement of responsibility
Jörg Waltje
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What is it about vampires that fascinates the human imagination? Blood Obsession closely scrutinizes theories of Sigmund Freud and Tzvetan Todorov and arrives at a model of the vampire as the perfect representative of genre for a variety of reasons - the vampire figure appeals to its audience because of an interdependency of looplike mental and narrative structures that lure both reader and writer incessantly back to the genre. At the same time, this book provides the reader with a thorough survey of literary and filmic vampires in both adult and juvenile fictions. Lastly, it blends the realms of legal and literary history by highlighting the changes the image of the serial killer, a close relative of the vampire, underwent at the end of the twentieth century. Blood Obsession is a highly enlightening study for the general reader as well as for students of film, literature and popular music."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waltje, Jörg
Dewey number
809/.93375
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.V3
LC item number
W36 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vampires in literature
  • Repetition in literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Vampire films
  • Serial murders
Label
Blood obsession : vampires, serial murder, and the popular imagination, Jörg Waltje
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [145]-152) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The allure of repetition -- Vampires, genre, and the compulsion to repeat -- Literary vampires: advent of the living dead -- Vampires, film, and myth -- Childhood fears and teenage vampires -- The mechanics of serial murder -- Repetition revisited
Control code
55730040
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9780820474205
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004014687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Blood obsession : vampires, serial murder, and the popular imagination, Jörg Waltje
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [145]-152) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The allure of repetition -- Vampires, genre, and the compulsion to repeat -- Literary vampires: advent of the living dead -- Vampires, film, and myth -- Childhood fears and teenage vampires -- The mechanics of serial murder -- Repetition revisited
Control code
55730040
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9780820474205
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004014687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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