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y separately published work icon Transnational and Postcolonial Vampires : Dark Blood (International) assertion multi chapter work   criticism  
Note: Other authors : Elleke Boehmer, Johan Höglund, Tabish Khair, Robert A. Smart, Gina Wisker, Justin D. Edwards, Ken Gelder, Maureen Clark, Claire Chambers, Sue Chaplin, Maria Beville, Glennis Byron, Aspasia Stephanou, and David Punter.
Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Transnational and Postcolonial Vampires : Dark Blood
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'Long before the publication of Bram Stokers Dracula, vampires have eagerly transgressed the borders of gender, race, class, propriety, and nations. Such fervent violations of boundaries intensified during the final years of the twentieth century, and the early years of the current millennium have been known as 'the decade of the vampire'. Transnational and Postcolonial Vampires is a unique and timely collection that examines the past and present vampire narrative as a postcolonial and transnational phenomenon. Through a series of important contributions by well-known scholars in the field, it illustrates how vampires have mapped and continues to map the fear of the Other, the ravenous hunger of Empires and the transcultural rifts and intercultural common grounds that make up global society today. The collection is framed by a foreword by Elleke Boehmer and an afterword in the form of a poetic intervention by David Punter.' (Source: University of Wollongong website)


  • Contents include:

    Foreword: Empire's vampires /​ Elleke Boehmer

    Introduction: Transnational and postcolonial vampires /​ Johan Höglund and Tabish Khair

    Postcolonial dread and the gothic: refashioning identity in Sheridan Lefanu's Carmilla and Bram Stoker's Dracula /​ Robert A. Smart

    Celebrating difference: the vampire in African-American and Caribbean Women's Writing /​ Gina Wisker

    Canada, Quebec and David Cronenberg's Terrorist-Vampires /​ Justin D. Edwards

    Citational Vampires: Transnational Techniques of Circulation in Irma Vep, Blood: The Last Vampire and Thirst /​ Ken Gelder

    The Man-Eating Tiger and the Vampire in South Asia /​ Tabish Khair

    Postcolonial Vampires in the Indigenous Imagination: Philip McLaren and Drew Hayden Taylor /​ Maureen Clark

    Bilqis the Vampire Slayer: Sarwat Chadda's British Muslim Vampire Fiction /​ Claire Chambers and Sue Chaplin

    Gothic Politics and the Mythology of the Vampire: Brendan Kennelly's Postcolonial Inversions in Cromwell: A Poem /​ Maria Beville

    Militarizing the Vampire: Underworld and the Desire of the Military Entertainment Complex /​ Johan Höglund

    Neo-Imperialism and the Apocalyptic Vampire Narrative: Justin Cronin's The Passage /​ Glennis Byron and Aspasia Stephanou

    Afterword: Meditation on the Vampire /​ David Punter.

  • Contents indexed selectively.


* Contents derived from the Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Palgrave Macmillan , 2013 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Postcolonial Vampires in the Indigenous Imagination : Philip McLaren and Drew Hayden Taylor, Maureen Clark , single work criticism (p. 121-137)

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