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Friday, September 22 • 7:45pm - 8:30pm
The Vampire: What (If Anything) Comes Next?

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The modern vampire has had a remarkably long and varied history. Since stories of vampiric activity began to emerge out of Eastern Europe in the seventeenth century, the vampire has had a near-continuous cultural presence. Vampires have persisted, in part, by being adaptable: the bloated, ruddy undead of the seventeenth-century village bear almost no resemblance to the pale, glamorous vampires of the contemporary world.

This panel will consider both why the vampire has endured and what its future might be. Can the vampire really live forever? How are vampires changing to reflect new cultural concerns and preoccupations? Why are vampires particularly popular in some historical periods? What might cause them to surge in popularity once again? Topics will include the vampire in YA literature, the science fiction vampire, and the hybrid vampire.

Presented by: Kathryn Morris, Michele Byers and Jesse Hiltz

Friday September 22, 2017 7:45pm - 8:30pm
Room 304 WTCC

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