ONLINE CLASS: Victorian Vampires: Carmilla and Dracula (2294)

Four Thursdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. ET

Price: 
$130.00 per person (10% off for members)

Join this discussion-based, seminar-style class to explore how these authors use the vampire to explore Victorian anxieties.

Vampires fascinate us. They can be sleek and sexy, or dark and terrifying. They can be superhuman, or subhuman. They can sparkle in the sunshine, or be hilariously inept. But what all vampires have in common is that they reflect the cultural moment in which they were created.

While vampires have been present in folklore for ages, the vampire of genre fiction was a Victorian invention. In the 1870s, Sheridan Lefanu created a compelling, sexy, and surprisingly modern female vampire in his novella “Carmilla.” At the end of the nineteenth century, Bram Stoker in Dracula synthesized vampire lore to create a story that would shape monsters through our current moment.

Four Thursdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. ET

Carmilla, Joseph Sheridan Lefanu (9781941360385--order delays) adding another edition for class (9781782275848)

Dracula, Bram Stoker (9780141439846)

Leigha McReynolds has a PhD in English Literature. Her dissertation was on science and the supernatural in 19th Century British Literature, but her current research focus is contemporary science fiction. In her teaching, Leigha uses science fiction to engage students across disciplines: she is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor for University Honors at UMD. She also runs a writing coaching business to help aspiring writers of all kinds achieve their personal and professional goals.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

$130.00
SKU: 9787000010949
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Dracula By Bram Stoker, Maurice Hindle (Introduction by), Maurice Hindle (Notes by), Christopher Frayling (Preface by) Cover Image
By Bram Stoker, Maurice Hindle (Introduction by), Maurice Hindle (Notes by), Christopher Frayling (Preface by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780141439846
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003

Carmilla, Deluxe Edition: The cult classic that inspired Dracula By Sheridan Le Fanu Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781782275848
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Pushkin Press - September 7th, 2021