Abstracts Submitted for various workshops

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In last-name alphabetical order:

  • Victoria Amador, Ph. D., Ass. Professor of English at the American University of Sharjah: "Simply the Best: Louis Jourdan as Bram Stoker’s Dracula."

  • Professor Marcia Heloisa Amarante, UFF - Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: "Crawling Down the Castle: Animality and Monstrosity in the Intersection of Count and Creature in Stoker´s Dracula."

  • Norbert Besch, Germany, independent researcher, owner of Udolpho Press: "For the blood is the life: The female vampire as femme fatale in 19th century France."

  • Mathew Burr, USA, author of In the Footsteps of the Voivode (2015) and moderator of the TSD US Chapter Facebook Group, USA: " Discovery and Revelation from 'The Land Beyond the Forest.'" 

  • Marius-Mircea Crișan, Ass. Professor for English at the West University, Timisoara, Romania: "The Perception of the Dracula Myth in Romanian Literature and Culture."

  • Laura Davidel, Ph. D. candidate at the Université de Lorraine, France: "Rice’s Female Vampires: between Power and Impairment?"

  • Magdalena Grabias, Assistant Professor at the Cultural Studies Department at  Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland: "Humanity, Gender, Tradition and Family Values: Female Vampires in Contemporary Youth Oriented Cinema and TV with a presentation about Vampires in Visual Media."

  • Tanja Jurkovic holds an MA in English and French from the University of Zadar, Croatia. She is currently living in the UK, where she is preparing for a PhD in Film and Media. She will speak on "Balkan Vampire Myth: Urban Legends or a Publicity Tool?"

  • Dr Duncan Light, Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Bournemouth University, Poole: A New Appreciation of Hotel Castel Dracula.

  • John Gordon Melton, Distinguished Professor of American Religious History of  Baylor University’s Institute for Studies in Religion: Dracula’s 21st Century Resurrection: Tracing the Vampire’s  Permeation of the Popular Culture. 

  • Fotina Morozova, M.D., Russia, author of the novels “Chinese Box or To Kill Stalin” (Astrel Publishing, 2009), Serpents” (Altaspera Publishing & Literary Agency Inc., 2014); and “The Northen Rabies” audioserial (2015). Fotina will present her book “The Mist and the Dragon,” written in cooperation with Ekaterina Buley, based on an idea of Nicolae Paduraru, founder of the TSD.

  • Dr Graeme Murdock, Assoc. Professor in Early Modern & Confessional History, Trinity College Dublin: "The Vampires of Olomouc."

  • Florin Nechita, Lecturer for Marketing, Advertising and Branding at the Transilvania University of Brașov: "Beyond Dracula tourism in Transylvania: the case of rural Lapus Land."

  • Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Lecturer in Film Studies and a founding member of Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University: “Dead but Delicious” - Rewriting and performing vampirism in Dracula Untold (2014) and What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

  • Maria Parrino, Ph.D. in English Studies from the University of Genova, Italy, currently graduate teaching assistant at the University of Venice: His Master’s Voice: Sound Devices in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

  • Niels Kristian Petersen, M.Sc., Independent Researcher, Denmark: "Magia Posthuma, Karl Ferdinand von Schertz and Dom Calmet: Revenant beliefs of Moravia, Silesia and Bohemia, and their relation to
    the vampire myth."

  • Nancy Schumann, writer, vampire expert; author of Take a Bite (2011), London: "Sleeping with the Vampire."

  • Dr Fiona Eleanor Subotsky, Royal College of Psychiatrists, London: "Dracula and the Doctors" - about Bram Stoker's connection with physicians, brain surgeons,  vivisectors, medico-jurists, asylum doctors, hypnotists, spiritists and other specialist for the body-mind-soul relationship.

  • Jillian Wingfield, Doctoral Candidate and Visiting Lecturer in the School of Humanities at the University of Hertfordshire: ‘He’s undead, overweight, and can’t get a date’: obesity and  twenty-first century vampiric abjection in Andrew Fox’s Fat White Vampire Blues  (2003)