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Unformatted text preview: Vampire legend A. Magical relationship to the world- explanation for understanding the world 1. Faith based presumptions 2. Associating persons, things, events based on isomorphism & proximity 3. Isomorphism narrative created around a perceived similarity between persons, things, events 4. Proximity a narrative created around things occupying the same time frame 5. Created to make sense of the universe based on exception to the rule B. Scientific base knowledge on tests/experiments/proof 1. Philosophy of enlightenment, reason, learning, classification 2. Causality cause and effect 3. Teleology aim and purpose 4. Natural and social phenomena must have cause and definable purpose C. Nomadic emerges through connecting various events, people, places; t ruth through multiple perspectives 1. Travel/translation 2. Ever-shifting relationship to the world 3. Counter-culture ish 4. Encounters with otherness of foreign nations Vampire name origins (essay #1) A. clouded in mystery B. Pi, piti = to drink C. South/east European origins D. Turkish, greek, Slavic, Hungarian E. Pagan dualism 1. Byelobog white god 2. Chemobog dark god Nosferatu A. Sprund from seed of belial (satan) B. Uncivilized parts of Europe C. Racial representation (pre-nazi) D. Bram stokers widow sued/ ordered all films burned E. Vampiric Characters = jewish appearance Dead and the undead (essay #2) A. Magical narrative disease caused by vampire bites B. Burial rites 1. Vampire = demonic resurrection 2. Death = cultural anxiety C. Demonic afterlife 1. Asia = cremation/ left out for consumption 2. Burial in ground = Judaism/Christianity/ islam D. Enemies of enlightment 1. European aristocracy 2. Oriental threat of other, uncivilized east/ se Europe Clinical vampirism A. Blood drinking divinities 1. Mexico, china, e. Europe 2. Female deities 3. Christianity = incorporation of blood drinking (christs blood) 4. Metamorphosis (vampire to bat/moth) Extreme violence A. Psychopathology B. Auto-vampirism enjoys sucking own blood Case of Jeremy A. 1978 killed grandmother B. Paranoid schizophrenic, believed vampires were out to get him C. Distorted relationship w/ mother F reud A. Psychosexual development 1. Oral stage primitive psychological organization of personality based on the mouth 2. Milk/blood subst. 3. Sucking v. biting 4. Good object v. bad object Psychoanalytic post mortem A. Dysfunctional family ties B. Dead/dry = need to rehydrate C. Types of cultures 1. Elite - fixed 2. Popular - fixed 3. Folklore never fixed; variant on pop story o Fluid/ ever changing o Pre-literate story o Projective inversion dead come back to suck living dry self reanimation D. Methds of researching legend 1. Literal//historical reality base of legend; speculate from scientific ish base 2. Metamorphic/symbolic no basis in reality; vampire legend is symbolic of in each culture in which it appears...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2009 for the course LIT. TRANS 248 taught by Professor Longinovic during the Spring '09 term at Wisconsin.

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