19 Apr 2010

Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:19 pm on 19 April 2010

The Americans are sucking the life blood out of the Vampire genre according to delegates who attended a British conference at the weekend. Open Graves Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture seminar was put together by The University of Hertfordshire. It contends that Bram Stoker's Dracula has become too Americanised by the likes of the Twilight series and Anna Paquin's TV show True Blood. We talk to Ken Slader is a professor of English at the University of Melbourne