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

Vampires the the vampire in literature not for

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Unformatted text preview: ime ti Debate—what was the mode of being of vampires? vampires? The The Vampire in Literature Not for several decades First as metaphor, not character Early English Use of the Word Early English Use of the Word “Vampire” Used metaphorically by 1741 Those who ruthlessly exact money from the who ruthlessly exact money from the public “Bloodsuckers” (an older term) Bloodsuckers (an older term) “These are the Vampires of the Publick, and Riflers of the Kingdom” Beginning Beginning of the Literary Vampire Vampire Why was the vampire slow to become a was the vampire slow to become literary character? Beginning of the Literary Beginning of the Literary Vampire Violated prevailing artistic tastes of the prevailing artistic tastes of the early to mid-18th century Neoclassicism (Classicism) (Cl Late 1600s–1700s Imitated style and subject of Ancient style and subject of Ancient Greek and Roman art Neoclassicism Neoclassicism (Classicism) Reason and clarity were valued and clarity were valued Undue emotion was bad taste Emphasis on harmony and grandeur Neoclassical Architecture Neoclassical Architecture Tsarskoe Selo, Russia Neoclassical Architecture Neoclassical Architecture Tsarskoe Selo, Russia Neoclassical Architecture Neoclassical Architecture Tsarskoe Selo, Russia Neoclassical Architecture Neoclassical Architecture White House Neoclassicism Neoclassicism (Classicism) Nature was to be tamed Sh Should submit to the proportions dictated th di by reaso...
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