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Society and Culture-: Vampires

Year 12 Society and Culture

Finding Resources in Accessit

Here are some resources that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.


You Tube

Professor Sue Weaver Schopf gives an extended sneak peek of her course: The Vampire in Literature and Film. Schopf takes a look at the vampire and explains why it's the perfect time to shed some light on this nighttime creature. She also discusses some of the major themes and shares a selection of books that will be covered in the beginning of the course.

Imagine you're a novelist who started writing vampires books in 1993. Before all the "vampire trends" of today. What kind of story would you have written when you were not subjected to the influence of all the stereotypes?

The myth of the bloodsucking vampire has stalked humans from ancient Mesopotamia to 18th-century Eastern Europe, but it has differed in the terrifying details. So, how did we arrive at the popular image we know, love and fear today? And what truly makes a vampire...a vampire? Michael Molina digs up the science and the superstition.

The Artifice

Vampires in Literature: Opera Cloaks, Sparkles, and Prevailing Themes.


A brief history of Vampire fiction.

Vampire Evolution- PDF

ABC Education

From medieval folklore to multiplex cinemas, few monsters capture our imaginations as vampires do. Why is it that we have such a morbid fascination with the undead? Not all vampires are the same, though. In this clip, explore some of the explanations for the changing nature of vampires in literature.


The blood is the life : vampires in literature / edited by Leonard G. Heldreth and Mary Pharr.