Professor Veronica Shapovalov
This course will investigate many transformations of Central European folkloric vampire into a Romantic literary character, an ultimate monster of horror cinema, a next-door neighbor of popular culture, and much more. We will explore how and why the image of a vampire became a metaphor for political and social concepts such as imperialism and colonialism, gender and sexuality. The seminar features readings/discussions of fiction, historical accounts, and academic articles as well as screenings/discussions of film.
open seats: 30/30