|Format:||Print Book 2013.|
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First serialized in the journal "The Dark Blue" and published shortly thereafter in the short story collection In a Glass Darkly, Le Fanu's 1872 vampire tale is in many ways the overlooked older sister of Bram Stoker's more acclaimed Dracula. A thrilling gothic tale, Carmilla tells the story of a young woman lured by the charms of a female vampire.
This edition includes a student-oriented introduction, tracing the major critical responses to Carmilla, and four interdisciplinary essays by leading scholars who analyze the story from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Ranging from politics to gender, Gothicism to feminism, and nineteenth-century aestheticism to contemporary film studies, these critical yet accessible articles model the diverse ways that scholars can approach a single text. With a glossary, biography, bibliography, and explanatory notes on the text, this edition is ideal for students of Irish and British nineteenth-century literature.
ContentsCarmilla / Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
An Irish Carmilla? / Jarlath Killeen
Carmilla and the politics of indistinguishability / Renée Fox
A "ghastly fancy" : the picturesque and the Gothic in Carmilla as a vampire aesthetic / Lisabeth C. Buchelt
On celluloid Carmillas / Nancy M. West.
|Series||Irish studies (Syracuse, N.Y.)|
Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan,
Vampires -- Fiction.
Styria (Austria) -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| Syracuse, New York :2013.
xxvi, 168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.