Show Less

Becoming Vampire

Difference and the Vampire in Popular Culture

Simon Bacon

Becoming Vampire is an interdisciplinary study of how the figure of the vampire in the twenty-first century has been used to create and define difference, not as either a positive or negative attribute, but as a catalyst for change and the exploration of new identity positions. Whilst focusing on the films Let Me In and Let the Right One In to highlight the referential and intertextual nature of the genre itself, it utilises a broad spectrum of methodological approaches to show how the many facets of the vampire can destabilise traditional categories of who we are and what we might become. This volume then provides a timely examination of the multifaceted and multivalent character of the vampire and the possibilities inherent within our interactions with them, making this study a consideration of what we might term ‘vampiric becomings’ and an exploration of why the undead ‘creatures of the night’ remain so fascinating to Western culture.

Prices

Show Summary Details
Restricted access

Index

Extract

30 Days of Night (film) 168–172, 176, 266 Abbott, Stacey 21, 43, 242, 25 Abby (Let Me In) 7–10, 51–56, 59, 61–62, 76, 85–87, 97, 99–104, 107, 110, 118, 122, 136, 144–149, 157, 175–177, 181–187, 192, 194, 196, 206–207, 213–215, 217–218, 224–227, 242, 246, 251, 255 abject 114, 129 addiction 66, 204, 239–241 Addiction, The (film) 30, 32, 34, 36, 52, 117 agency 2–4, 13, 64, 66, 99, 107–108, 116–117, 143, 146, 229 Ahmed, Sara 11, 62–63, 65, 88 alien 49, 134–139, 146, 188, 199, 239 Alucard (Son of Dracula) 21–24, 55 America 6–8, 20–22, 24, 47–50, 82, 100, 197, 223, 232, 246 American African 39–40, 64–67, 204–205 all- 13, 27–28, 38, 41–42, 56, 82 un- 13, 20, 23, 26, 29–30, 33, 43–44, 52, 57 apocalyptic 42, 48, 133–135, 141, 163, 191–192, 199, 242–243, 254 becoming 135, 153, 200 assemblage 5–6, 8, 13, 15, 222–223, 227, 234–235, 248, 251, 253 Atom Age Vampire (film) 131 Auerbach, Nina 26, 190 Auge, Marc 38, 40 Auster, Paul 116 Bachelard, Gaston 31, 39, 50, 186 Barrie, J. M. 35, 179–183, 236 Bathory, Erzabet/Elizabeth 69, 112, 123, 130–131, 135, 231 becoming animal 176, 203 child 14, 103, 176 city 30, 41, 49, 251 different 4, 14 girl 103, 109, 178, 194 gothic 114–115 male fetish...

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.