Vampire Lectures

ISBN-10: 0816633924

ISBN-13: 9780816633920

Edition: 1999

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Description: In The Vampire Lectures, Laurence A. Rickels sifts through the rich mythology of vampirism, from medieval folklore to Marilyn Manson, to explore the profound and unconscious appeal of the undead.

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 9/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

In My Preface
Histories of Vampirism, Stoker, Rice, Middle Ages, Eighteenth Century
Alcoholics, Dead Bachelors, Heretics, and Suicides, among Other Candidates for Vampiric Comeback
Sexology or Cryptology
Succubus, Incubus
Blood, Andy Warhol Presents Dracula and The Fearless Vampire Killers
Antiquity, Inquisition, Vlad the Impaler, Countess Bathory
Eighteenth-Century Vampirism Epidemic in Eastern Europe, Journalistic and Scholarly Responses
The Plague, Discovery of Circulation, Psychoanalysis
Medical Explanations
Death's Makeover in the Eighteenth Century, Live Burial
Projection
Blacula
Stoker's Dracula
Circulation
Trips
The Castle inside Him
The Lady's Lost Letters
Technologization and Group Psychologization
Horror of Dracula
"Dracula's Guest"
Stoker's Dracula
Totem and Taboo
Incest Is the Law
The Two Women, the Golden Lady, Hair Color Change, the New Woman
Vamp
Fourth of July
Mina's Gadget Love
The Telegraph
Cargo Cult
The Cemetery in Whitby
Burial Service
Dracula's Daughter and Nadja
The Recorded Voice versus the Mass of Typewriting
Double, Insurance, Substitution
Photography and the Mummy
Cinema, Cannibalism, and Melancholia
Back Home
Mirror Stage
Spider Woman or Phallic Mother
Ewers's "The Spider"
The Tenant
"The Antimacassar"
From Dusk till Dawn
Station Identification
"The Horla"
The Force of Invisibility and Posthypnotic Suggestion
"Human Remains" and Face Value
Vampire's Kiss
"Doom of the House of Duryea"
The Double Genealogy
The Black Cat and Universal Soldier
Murnau's Nosferatu
Nina's Vampire Bond
Release from Empty Circulation
Herzog's Nosferatu
Not Seeing
Bad Smell
The Lair of the White Worm
Opportunistic Diagnosis and "The Man Who Loved the Vampire Lady"
Postal Pathology
Espionage and Psychological Warfare
Where the Technology Goes When We Go to the Movies
Interview with the Vampire and Bram Stoker's Dracula
Browning's Dracula and the Bicoastal Count
Deane and Balderston's Dracula or the Red-Eye Special
Lugosi's and Stoker's Lives and Plan Nine from Outer Space
"Dragula" or "TV"
Famous Impostors
Browning, Chaney, Lugosi
Ed Wood Jr.'s Glen or Glenda, Killer in Drag, Death of a Transvestite
The Great-Nephew
"For the Blood Is the Life" and the Miscarriage of the Antibody
"Four Wooden Stakes" and the Mother Is a Tramp
"Clarimonde" plus One Is Nun
"Restless Souls" and Killing the Dead
"The Sad Story of a Vampire" and Mama's Boy
"The Girl with the Hungry Eyes" and Feedback
Le Fanu and "Carmilla"
The Schloss
The Name That Must Not Vary
Supplying the Loss of Mother
The Hunger
Daughters of Darkness
Vampyres
Dreyer's Vampyr
"Taboo upon the Dead"
Painting versus Film
"Revelations in Black" and Blue
The Vampire Tapestry
Stephen King's Mass
'Salem's Lot and Danse Macabre
Ghost-busting and Nazi Hunting in Salem's Lot and A Return to Salem's Lot
"They Bite" Big Time
"The Vampire" and Death Is a Painter of Portraits
"The Room in the Tower" and "Mrs. Amworth"
The Lost Boys
Peter Pan
The Case of California
The Gulf War
Role Playing
Werther
Near Dark
"The Tomb of Sarah" and Father Knows Best
Were-woman
The Wolfman and the Living Dad
I Was a Teenage Were-wolf or Totem Becomes Mascot
The Thing with Vampire Vegetables
"Who Goes There?"
Burial Practice, Embalming
Freund's The Mummy
Strobl's "The Tomb of Pere Lachaise"
Schizomummies
The Unwrapping of Mummy Came First
Stoker's The Jewel of Seven Stars
The Great Experiment, the Unconscious Father, Her Hand in Marriage
Periodicity
Polidori's The Vampyre
Archaeology and Autoanalysis
Missing Persons
"Return of the Undead"
Blood of Dracula and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Varney the Vampyre
Group Psychology and the Quotation Marx of Vampirism
Gambling
Rumor
Neighborly Love
Suicide
Vampire Plays by Boucicault and Reece
Gothic
Mary Shelley and Frankenstein
William
Golem
Whale's Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein
The Show of Grief
Public and Secret Identification
The Ghost-writer's Preface
Dilation
Death Wish Fulfillment
William's Murder, Victor's Vampire
The Mother's Portrait
Elizabeth Is the Killer-Substitute
Flashback
The Alma Mater
Elizabeth Must Die
The Missing Grave
The Monster Mourns
Why Victor Can't Make the Mate
In Love with Electricity
Teenage Frankenstein
Drag Race of Mourning and the Finish Line of AIDS
Son of Frankenstein
Andy Warhol Presents Frankenstein
Body Parts on the Reassembly Line
Vampire Detectives
Pale Blood and Three Subspecies
Good Citizens or Suicides?
Interview with the Vampire
Lost Love
Nietzsche
Life Sucks
What's God Got to Do with It?
Egotism
Life Is Killing
The Death Cult of Childhood
Locket
Casper and Doyle's Spiritism
Revenge
"It Was"
Nihilism
Eternal Return
Third-Person Pronouns
The Law of Pleasure
Innocent Blood
The Vampire Lestat
Relocation of Graves
The Theatre des Vampires
Overman
Sacrificial Drive
Maternal Subcultures
Origin of Vampirism
Incest Is the Law
Rock Music
The Queen of the Damned
References
Filmography
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