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Undead Memory: Vampires and Human Memory in Popular Culture (Hardback)
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Undead Memory: Vampires and Human Memory in Popular Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 303 Pages / Published: 12/12/2013
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Vampires have never been as popular in Western culture as they are now: Twilight, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and their fans have secured the vampire's place in contemporary culture. Yet the role vampires play in how we remember our pasts and configure our futures has yet to be explored. The present volume fills this gap, addressing the many ways in which vampire narratives have been used to describe the tensions between memory and identity in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
The first part of the volume considers the use of the vampire to deal with rapid cultural change, both to remember the past and to imagine possible futures. The second part examines vampire narratives as external cultural archives, a memory library allowing us to reference the past and understand how this underpins our present. Finally, the collection explores how the undead comes to embody memorial practice itself: an autonomous entity that gives form to traumatic, feminist, postcolonial and oral traditions and reveals the resilience of minority memory.
Ranging from actual reports of vampire activity to literary and cinematic interpretations of the blood-drinking revenant, this timely study investigates the ways in which the "undead memory" of the vampire throughout Western culture has helped us to remember more clearly who we were, who we are, and who we will/may become.

Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9783034309387
Number of pages: 303
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 x 23 mm
Edition: New edition

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