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Vampires and Victorian eroticism

Melbourne Rare Book Week

Event Date: 3 July 2018
Author / Presenters: Melbourne Library Service, Chris Browne

Everyone has heard of Dracula on the one hand and Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the other. But how did the idea of the vampire enter literature and popular culture? We will show you the development of vampire literature from its roots in folk myth through high and not so high art to popular culture in comic books, film and television. See how the link between the horrific and the erotic in 19th century vampire literature has created the contemporary vampire that we all know. The event will feature readings and film clips.

Tuesday 3rd July 6:00pm - 7:30pm [Bookings required]

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