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Unformatted text preview: The Vampire in Literature and Film Professor Tomislav Longinovi 1452 Van Hise Office Hours: Thursday 9:55-11:55 This course explores the historical development of the vampire legend, from its roots in Slavic and East European folklore to the literary and cinematic variations on the legend from the 18 th century until today. Since the problematic image of the vampire Literature in Translation 248 vacillates between the real and the imaginary, this will be a truly interdisciplinary course, spanning analysis drawn from medical anthropology to the discussions on literary and cinematic representations of the ancient creature of horror. BOOKS: (Required: Underground Textbook Exchange , 664 State St) A.Dundes, The Vampire (1998) A. Ryan, The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories (1989) Gordon&Hollinger, eds, Blood Read (1997) McNally&Florescu, In Search of Dracula (1994) B. Peki , ć How To Quiet A Vampire (1978) FILMS: F.W. Murnau, Nosferatu (1922), 90 min. T. Browning, Dracula (1931), 75 min. R. Polanski, Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), 108 min. W. Herzog, Nosferatu (1979), 124 min. T. Scott, The Hunger (1983), 100 min. F.F. Coppola, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), 130 min. Requirements In-Class Midterm (30%); Take-Home Final (30%); Group presentation (30%); Participation (10%) CLASS SCHEDULE Week One T Jan 20: Int roduction: The Vampire Legend and Its Variat ions. The Undying Transformation of Otherness and Evil. (Read for next class, Katharina M. Wilson, “ The Origin of the Word Vampire.” Dundes 3-11; Paul Barber, “ Forensic Pathology and the European Vampire” , Dundes 109-142); F.M. Mu rnau, and the European Vampire” , Dundes 109-142); F....
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- Spring '09
- Dracula, The Vampire, Fearless Vampire Kil, Vampire Kil lers