Femme fatales, blood sucking vampires, and a multitude of other forbidden beings populate the pages of nineteenth–century British literature. In this seminar, we’ll read a variety of vampire literature from the Romantic and Victorian periods and explore why the vampire was so popular during these eras. We will also explore European vampire folklore and myth and its influence on British literature.
Six sessions. E – $230, R – $253
Katrina Kemble is an adjunct professor at Columbia College Chicago and Loyola University. She has studied Gothic literature through Oxford University’s continuing education program.
- Dracula. Bram Stoker. Norton, 1997. ISBN: 0393970124
- Carmilla. Sheridan Le Fanu. Valancourt Books, 2009. ISBN: 1934555649
- The Blood of the Vampire. Florence Marryat. Valancourt Books, 2009. ISBN: 9781934555651
Please read The Vampyre by John Polidori for the first class.
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
**This seminar has been cancelled.**
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