Friday, 27 July 2007

Vampire lectures

Laurence A. Rickels, professor of German literature at the University of California, has lectured on vampires for a number of years. The lectures were taped and made into a book, The Vampire Lectures (University of Minnesota Press, 1999). The book contains 26 lectures, mainly on vampire fiction and film. It may appeal to people with an inclination towards Freud who want an introduction to the fictional vampire, but to those of us who are interested in the more historical aspects of Magia Posthuma, there is no reason to spend time on these lectures. Curiously, a German translation will be published later this year: Vampirismus Vorlesungen (Brinkmann U. Bose).

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