Slayers and Their Vampires A Cultural History of Killing the Dead

ISBN-10: 0472069233

ISBN-13: 9780472069231

Edition: 2006

Authors: Bruce McClelland

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The first book to explore the origins of the vampire slayer " A fascinating comparison of the original vampire myths to their later literary transformations." -- Adam Morton, author of "On Evil" " From the Balkan Mountains to Beverly Hills, Bruce has mapped the vampire' s migration. There' s no better guide for the trek." -- Jan L. Perkowski, Professor, Slavic Department, University of Virginia, and author of "Vampires of the Slavs" and "The Darkling: A Treatise on Slavic Vampirism" " The vampire slayer is our protector, our hero, our Buffy. But how much do we really know about him-- or her? Very little, it turns out, and Bruce McClelland shows us why: because the vampire slayer is an unsettling figure, almost as disturbing as the evil she is set to destroy. Prepare to be frightened . . . and enlightened." -- Corey Robin, author of "Fear: The History of a Political Idea" " What is unique about this book is that it is the first of its kind to focus on the vampire hunter, rather than the vampire. As such, it makes a significant contribution to the field. This book will appeal to scholars and researchers of folklore, as well as anyone interested in the literature and popular culture of the vampire." -- Elizabeth Miller, author of "Dracula" and "A Dracula Handbook" " Shades of Van Helsing! Vampirologist extraordinaire Bruce McClelland has managed that rarest of feats: developing a radically new and thoroughly enlightening perspective on a topic of eternal fascination. Ranging from the icons of popular culture topreviously overlooked details of Balkan and Slavic history and folk practice, he has rethought the borders of life and death, good and evil, saint and sinner, vampires and their slayers. Excellent scholarship, and a story that never flags." -- Bruce Lincoln, Caroline E. Haskell Professor of History of Religions, University of Chicago, and author of "Theorizing Myth: Narrative, Ideology, and Scholarship," "Authority: Construction and Corrosion," and "Death, War, and Sacrifice: Studies in Ideology and Practice"
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 7/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Back from the Dead: Monsters and Violence
Conversion in the Balkans: A Thousand Years of the Vampire
Scapegoats and Demons: A Thousand Years of the Vampire, Continued
Into the West: From Folklore to Literature
Seers and Slayers
Seeing the Dead
The Rational Slayer
From Vienna to London
The Slayer Generation
The Alien Vampire
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