The Vampire Film by James Ursini and Alain Silver provides a worthwhile
investigation of the evolution of the vampire through its various
incarnations. Another study that might prove useful is Tim Kane's book, The
Changing Vampire of Film and Television.
On 8/06/12 3:27 AM, "Frank, Michael" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> in response to my original query about contemporary examples of the female
> gothic, many many of you suggested the "twilight" series - which i had heard
> of but knew almost nothing about . . . my students, OTOH, knew of it, knew it,
> thought it a great idea, and immediately saw connections to the issues we've
> been exploring
> so, abandoning academic caution, i added new moon to our list of movies . . .
> but now i need to find some useful critical material on the film [the course
> pairs every film with a critical essay or chapter from a book] . . . normally
> i would do a conventional search of the literature, but this is an accelerated
> course and i need to find something really solid no later than yesterday . . .
> so i turn to you: can any of you suggest an essay or book that deals
> perceptively either with new moon or the series it's from, or else with the
> larger cultural phenomenon of the vampire as contemporary iteration of the
> brutal but sexy [brutal AND sexy?] male to whom the young woman voluntarily
> thanks for any suggestions or leads
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