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Bloody-Good Faculty Lecture, Book Launch to Shed Light on Vampires, Oct. 31

Just in time for Halloween, join the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences for a history lesson on vampires. Part of the college’s Faculty Lecture Series, the event will also celebrate the fangsrelease of Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic, a collection of essays chronicling the undead.

“The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire”
Faculty Lecture Series | Barbara Brodman, Ph.D., professor
Thursday, Oct. 31
Noon–1:00 p.m.
Alvin Sherman Library | Second Floor Gallery

About the Talk

From the evil monsters of ancient European lore to the sparkling (and good) vampires of Twilight, the image of the vampire has changed to suit the times. The vampire as the “other” has served as a harbinger of social change, both as a symbol of the dominant ills of an era and as a call for action. This lecture will trace the evolution of vampire symbolism from the 19th Century to modern times, positioning the vampire as an image of social change.

About the Book

Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic (Fairleigh Dickinson) is the second collection of essays on vampires compiled and edited by Brodman and James Doan, Ph.D., professor at the college. The book accounts the evolution of vampires in film, literature, television, anime, and even on the stage. It serves as a sequel to Brodman’s and Doan’s sanguine collection The Universal Vampire: Origins and Evolution of a Legend (Fairleigh Dickinson).

This event is free, and all are welcome to attend. A book signing with Brodman and Doan will follow the talk. For more information, contact James Doan, Ph.D., at (954) 262-8207.