Category Archives: Vampires

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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Vampires, Zombies, and Trump — Oh, My!

The 2016 presidential election signaled countless changes to life in the United States: a president who tweets at 3 a.m., an all-powerful first daughter, attempts to repeal common-sense healthcare efforts, etc. The swearing-in of another Republican leader is also likely to affect the content in venues that might surprise some Americans: their local multiplexes. Followers […] Continue reading

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