Symposium website

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The symposium website is now live! Registration for the conference is $20 before September 15th, so be sure to register early. Registration will include lunch. Travel information and accommodations will be available soon.

http://www.nctc.edu/vampiresymposium

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World Dracula Day – Mini-sode

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My personal collection of Dracula editions.

My personal collection of Dracula editions.

Happy World Dracula Day! Here is a special mini-sode of the Vampire Historian Podcast.

Listen above, or click here – World Dracula Day Mini-sode

Here are the books mentioned in the podcast:

Dracula (Norton Critical Editions) – David J. Skal & Nina Auerbach

The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova

Dracula: the Undead – Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt

Dracula: Sense and Nonsense – Elizabeth Miller

Bram Stokers Notes on Dracula – Elizabeth Miller and Robert Eighteen-Bisang, eds.

Dracula: the Novel and the Legend – Clive Leatherdale

Bram Stoker’s Dracula: the Critical Feast – John Edgar Browning, ed.

The Forgotten Writings of Bram Stoker – John Edgar Browning, ed.

Dracula in Visual Media – John Edgar Browning and Caroline Joan Picart

The Romance of Dracula – Charles E. Butler

The Faces of Dracula – Dax Stokes (article at IndieJudge, pp. 56-59)

How I Spent Spring Break – Dax Stokes (article at Vamped)

Austria Meets the Vampires

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A new episode of the Vampire Historian Podcast is now available.

Listen above, or clcik here – Austria Meets the Vampires

In Episode 5, I discuss the first of two Serbian vampire cases from the 18th century, that of Peter Plogojowitz.

The only book mentioned in this episode is:

Paul Barber – Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality

Here is one of the flyers for the symposium:

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St. George Meets the Volcano

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A new episode of the Vampire Historian Podcast is now available.

Listen here – St. George Meets the Volcano

In Episode 4, I discuss some of the interesting information surrounding the feast of St. George in Eastern Europe, and also the eruption of Mount Tambora and it’s impact on vampire fiction.

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St. George and the Dragon

Here are some of the books mentioned in the episode:

Emily Gerard – Transylvanian Superstitions

Emily Gerard – Land Beyond the Forest

Paul Barber – Vampires, Burial, and Death

Jan Perkowski – Vampire Lore

Petr Bogatyarev – Vampires in the Carpathians

Alan Dundes – The Vampire: a Casebook

Montague Summers – The Vampire Europe

Here is the link to the symposium – www.nctc.edu/vampiresymposium