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The Vampire As Numinous Experience


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Author : Beth E. McDonald
language : en
Publisher: McFarland
Release Date : 2015-01-24

The Vampire As Numinous Experience written by Beth E. McDonald and has been published by McFarland this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2015-01-24 with Literary Criticism categories.


The critical work examines the vampire as a spiritual figure--whether literal or metaphorical--analyzing how the use of the vampire in literature has served to convey both a human sense of alienation from the divine and a desire to overcome that alienation. While expressing isolation, the vampire also represents the transcendent agent through which individuals and societies must confront questions about innate good or evil, and belief in the divine and the afterlife. Textual experiences of the numinous in the form of the vampire propel the subject on a spiritual journey involving both psychological and religious qualities. Through this journey, the reader and the main character may begin to understand the value of their existence and the divine. A variety of works, poetry and fiction by British and American authors, is discussed, with particular concentration on Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, as representative of the Romantic, Victorian, and late twentieth century periods of literature. A conclusion looks at the future of the literary vampire.

Holy Terror


Holy Terror
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Author : Beth E. McDonald
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2000

Holy Terror written by Beth E. McDonald and has been published by this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2000 with Gothic literature categories.




Such A Dark Thing


Such A Dark Thing
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Author : M. Jess Peacock
language : en
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date : 2015-02-05

Such A Dark Thing written by M. Jess Peacock and has been published by Wipf and Stock Publishers this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2015-02-05 with Religion categories.


Evil, death, demons, reanimation, and resurrection. While such topics are often reserved for the darker mindscapes of the vampire subgenre within popular culture, they are equally integral elements of religious history and belief. Despite the cultural shift of presenting vampires in a secular light, the traditional figure of the vampire within cinema and literature has a rich legacy of serving as a theological marker. Whether as a symbol of the allure of sin, as an apologetic for assorted religious icons, or as a gateway into a discussion of liberationist theology, the vampire has served as a spiritual touchstone from Bram Stoker's Dracula, to Stephen King's Salem's Lot, to the HBO television series True Blood. In Such a Dark Thing, Jess Peacock examines how the figure of the vampire is able to traverse and interconnect theology and academia within the larger popular culture in a compelling and engaging manner. The vampire straddles the ineffable chasm between life and death and speaks to the transcendent in all of us, tapping into our fundamental curiosity of what, if anything, exists beyond the mortal coil, giving us a glimpse into the interminable while maintaining a cultural currency that is never dead and buried.

The Undead And Theology


The Undead And Theology
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Author : Kim Paffenroth
language : en
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date : 2012-09-21

The Undead And Theology written by Kim Paffenroth and has been published by Wipf and Stock Publishers this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2012-09-21 with Religion categories.


The academy and pop culture alike recognize the great symbolic and teaching value of the undead, whether vampires, zombies, or other undead or living-dead creatures. This has been explored variously from critiques of consumerism and racism, through explorations of gender and sexuality, to consideration of the breakdown of the nuclear family. Most academic examinations of the undead have been undertaken from the perspectives of philosophy and political theory, but another important avenue of exploration comes through theology. Through the vampire, the zombie, the Golem, and Cenobites, contributors address a variety of theological issues by way of critical reflection on the divine and the sacred in popular culture through film, television, graphic novels, and literature.

The Vampire In Folklore History Literature Film And Television


The Vampire In Folklore History Literature Film And Television
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language : en
Publisher: McFarland
Release Date : 2015-09-18

The Vampire In Folklore History Literature Film And Television written by and has been published by McFarland this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2015-09-18 with Literary Criticism categories.


This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire’s penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television—from Bela Lugosi’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga—are well represented.

Religion And Identity In The Post 9 11 Vampire


Religion And Identity In The Post 9 11 Vampire
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Author : Christina Wilkins
language : en
Publisher: Springer
Release Date : 2018-04-03

Religion And Identity In The Post 9 11 Vampire written by Christina Wilkins and has been published by Springer this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2018-04-03 with Social Science categories.


This book offers a unique argument for the emergence of a post-9/11 vampire that showcases changing perspectives on identity and religion in American culture, offering a look at how cultural narratives can be used to work through trauma. Cultural narratives have long played a valuable role in mediating difficult and politically sensitive topics. Christina Wilkins addresses how the figure of the vampire is used in modern narratives and how it has changed from previous incarnations, particularly in American narratives. The vampire has been a cultural staple for centuries but the current conception of the figure has been arguably Americanized with the rise of the modern American vampire coinciding with the aftermath of 9/11. Wilkins investigates changes evident in cultural representations, and how they effectively mediate the altered approach to issues of trauma and identity. By investing metaphorical tropes with cultural significance, the book offers audiences the opportunity to consider new perspectives and prompt important discussions while also illuminating changes in societal attitudes.

Vampires Today The Truth About Modern Vampirism


Vampires Today The Truth About Modern Vampirism
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Author : Joseph Laycock
language : en
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2009-05-14

Vampires Today The Truth About Modern Vampirism written by Joseph Laycock and has been published by ABC-CLIO this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2009-05-14 with Body, Mind & Spirit categories.


Long before Dracula, people were fascinated by vampires. The interest has continued in more recent times with Anne Rice's Lestat novels, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the HBO series True Blood, and the immensely popular Twilight. But vampires are not just the stuff of folklore and fiction. Based upon extensive interviews with members of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance and others within vampire communities throughout the United States, this fascinating book looks at the details of real vampire life and the many expressions of vampirism as it now exists. In Vampires Today: The Truth about Modern Vampirism, Joseph Laycock argues that today's vampires are best understood as an identity group, and that vampirism has caused a profound change in how individuals choose to define themselves. As vampires come "out of the coffin," as followers of a "religion" or "lifestyle" or as people biologically distinct from other humans, their confrontation with mainstream society will raise questions, as it does here, about how we define "normal" and what it means to be human.