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Becoming Vampire

Difference and the Vampire in Popular Culture

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Becoming Vampire is an interdisciplinary study of how the figure of the vampire in the twenty-first century has been used to create and define difference, not as either a positive or negative attribute, but as a catalyst for change and the exploration of new identity positions. Whilst focusing on the films Let Me In and Let the Right One In to highlight the referential and intertextual nature of the genre itself, it utilises a broad spectrum of methodological approaches to show how the many facets of the vampire can destabilise traditional categories of who we are and what we might become. This volume then provides a timely examination of the multifaceted and multivalent character of the vampire and the possibilities inherent within our interactions with them, making this study a consideration of what we might term 'vampiric becomings' and an exploration of why the undead 'creatures of the night' remain so fascinating to Western culture.

Product code: 9783034319904

ISBN 9783034319904
Dimensions H225xW150
No. of pages 282
Publisher Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Edition New edition
"Becoming Vampire" is an interdisciplinary exploration into how the figure of the vampire in the twenty-first century has been used to create and define difference. Focusing on the films Let Me In and Let the Right One In, the book explores the impact of the multifaceted character of the vampire on identity within contemporary Western culture.