vampire 4 - Review: 2) Vampire as a Figure of Alterity...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Click to edit Master subtitle style Review: 1) Vampire as a Figure of Alterity -disease -class -foreignness -sexuality 1) Three Types of Cultural Narratives - scientific -magical -nomadic
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Click to edit Master subtitle style Introduction to Clinical Vampirism o Blood drinking divinities: Mexico,Tibet, Polynesia and China as well as Eastern Europe o Cultures that do inter bodies end up having stories about revenants o Early stories were largely about female deities that sap the life force of their victims o Legends gradually transform to having lead male protagonists and from then on very little is heard of the female vampire o Christianity incorporates blood during the Eucharist via the wine, which is a symbol of the blood drank by the priest o This ritual is indicative of the washing away of sins and resurrection o Eucharist also perpetuates the idea that immortality is somehow achieved by feeding on the life force of other (Christ) o Vampire is able to perform a metamorphosis by changing into a bat or moth
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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.

Page1 / 8

vampire 4 - Review: 2) Vampire as a Figure of Alterity...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online