This revision of the popular critical edition of Bram Stoker’s late Victorian gothic novel presents the 1897 first edition text along with critical essays that introduce students to Dracula from contemporary cultural, psychoanalytic, gender, queer, and postcolonial perspectives. An additional essay demonstrates how various critical perspectives can be combined. The text and essays are complemented by contextual documents, introductions (with bibliographies), and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms.New to the second edition are essays that reflect cultural, queer, and postcolonial perspectives, plus an essay that combines several critical perspectives. The cultural documents section features new topics (the lesbian vampire, the new woman), and the updated editorial matter includes a selective bibliography of Dracula films of note.
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Table of Contents
Part One: Dracula: The Complete Text in Cultural ContextBiographical and Historical Contexts The Complete Text (1897)Part Two: Contextual Documents and IllustrationsPart Three: Dracula: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism A Critical History of Dracula Cultural Criticism and DraculaNew Leland Monk, Undead Images, Images of the Undead: Dracula on Film Psychoanalytic Criticism and Dracula Dennis Foster, "The little children can be bitten": A Hunger for Dracula Gender Criticism and DraculaSos Eltis, Corruption of the Blood and Degeneration of the Race: Dracula and Policing the Borders of GenderQueer Theory and DraculaNew Renee Fox, Building Castles in the Air: Female Intimacy and Generative Queerness in DraculaPostcolonial Theory and DraculaNew Gregory Castle, In Transit: The Passage to Empire in Stoker’s DraculaCombining Critical Perspectives on DraculaNew Joseph Valente, Stoker’s Vampire and the Vicissitudes of BiopowerGlossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms