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Escape From Dracula’s Castle: A Modern Take on the Classic Story

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[BONUS] A Short History of Body Snatching

Prior to 1832, in the United Kingdom it was only legal for medical schools and anatomists to perform dissections on the bodies of executed criminals. Due to this restriction, there was an extreme shortage of available cadavers, especially as more students became drawn to the medical profession in the 18th and 19th centuries. As a […] Continue reading

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Monsters to Sex Symbols: the Evolution of Vampires in Fiction

Asia’s blog posted last week entitled “What’s So Human About Monsters?” discusses why we fear vampires, and how their near humanness reveals an ugliness that is already present in humanity. In this post, I want to examine the opposite spectrum: what is so alluring about vampires, and why are we so obsessed with them? And […] Continue reading

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