Postmodern Vampires [electronic resource] :Film, Fiction, and Popular Culture /
Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookPublisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan UK : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.Description: IX, 264 p. 1 illus. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781137583772.Subject(s): Film genres | Goth culture (Subculture) | Gothic fiction (Literary genre) | Genre | Gothic StudiesOnline resources: Click here to access online
1. Introduction: ‘Something from the vampire’s point of view’ -- 2. Chapter One: Secrets and Lies: Postmodern Undeath in the 1970s -- 3. Chapter Two: Family Values, Apocalyptic Plagues, and Yuppie Undeath in the 1980s -- 4. Chapter Three: Gothic Double Vision at the Fin de Millennium -- 5. Chapter Four: Fundamentalism, Hybridity, and Remapping the Vampire Body -- 6. Chapter Five: Vampire Intimacy, Profusion, and Re-writing Undeath.
Postmodern Vampires: Film, Fiction, and Popular Culture is the first major study to focus on American cultural history from the vampire’s point of view. Beginning in 1968, Ní Fhlainn argues that vampires move from the margins to the centre of popular culture as representatives of the anxieties and aspirations of their age. Mapping their literary and screen evolution on to the American Presidency, from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump, this essential critical study chronicles the vampire’s blood-ties to distinct socio-political movements and cultural decades in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Through case studies of key texts, including Interview with the Vampire, The Lost Boys, Blade, Twilight, Let Me In, True Blood and numerous adaptations of Dracula, this book reveals how vampires continue to be exemplary barometers of political and historical change in the American imagination. It is essential reading for scholars and students in Gothic and Horror Studies, Film Studies, and American Studies, and for anyone interested in the articulate undead.