Lecture 13 - Literary Vampire in the 18th & 19th Century

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Unformatted text preview: de Sade (1740 Explored the psychopathology of unbridled lust and its relation to (political) power it Literary Vampire (Early 19th Literary Vampire (Early 19th Century) Demon Lover Anxiety over the limits of passions over the limits of passions R. Southey’s “Thalaba the R. Southey Thalaba the Destroyer” (1797) An older adviser bids a young man destroy his beloved (a vampire) Prototype for Van Helsing inciting Arthur to kill Lucy in Dracula kill Lucy in Dracula John Stagg The Vampyre John Stagg’s “The Vampyre” (1810) Vampire is a demon friend Preys on his best friend in life on his best friend in life Killed with a stake when the wife of his prey intervenes prey intervenes John Stagg The Vampyre John Stagg’s “The Vampyre” (1810) “His jaws cadaverous were besmear’d, With clotted carnage o’er and o’er, And all his horrid whole appear’d Distent, and filled with human gore!” George Gordon, Lord Byron George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788–1824) Byron’s “The Giaour” (1813) “Th Gi (1813) Poem with vampire allusions Giaour = Arabic “infidel” Arabic infidel Byron’s “The Giaour” (1813) “Th Gi (1...
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