By Lorna Piatti-Farnell
Prominent examples from modern vampire literature divulge a wish to re-examine and re-work the long-standing, folkloristic interpretation of the vampire because the immortal undead. This ebook explores the "new vampire" as a literary trope, providing a finished severe research of vampires in modern renowned literature and demonstrating how they have interaction with crucial cultural preoccupations, anxieties, and needs. Drawing from cultural materialism, anthropology, psychoanalysis, literary feedback, gender experiences, and postmodern concept, Piatti-Farnell re-frames the idea that of the vampire when it comes to a especially twenty-first century model of Gothic mind's eye, highlighting vital aesthetic, conceptual, and cultural adjustments that experience affected the literary style within the post-2000 period. She areas the modern literary vampire in the wider pop culture scope, additionally construction serious connections with problems with fandom and readership. In remodeling the formulaic parts of the vampiric culture — and experimenting with genre-bending options — this ebook exhibits how authors resembling J.R. Ward, Stephanie Meyers, Charlaine Harris, and Anne Rice have allowed vampires to be moulded into enigmatic figures who maintain a vibrant conceptual debt to modern patron and pop culture. This ebook highlights the alterations — conceptual, political and aesthetic — that vampires have gone through long ago decade, at the same time addressing how those alterations in "vampire id" effect at the definition of the Gothic as a whole.
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The Vampire in Contemporary Popular Literature (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature) by Lorna Piatti-Farnell