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Vampires and Zombies: Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations

Dorothea Fischer-Hornung and Monika Mueller

Abstract

The undead are very much alive in the contemporary cultural imaginary. Monsters in general, and vampires and zombies specifically, have garnered a generous amount of attention in print media, cinema, and on television. The vampire, with its roots in medieval European folklore, and the zombie, with its origins in Afro-Caribbean voodoo mythology, find multiple transformations in global culture and continue to function as deviant representatives of zeitgeist. As the authors in this volume demonstrate, the transspacial and transtemporal distributions of vampires and zombies have revealed the figur ... More

Keywords: vampires, zombies, monsters, transnational, transcultural

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781496804747
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2017 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496804747.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dorothea Fischer-Hornung, editor
Heidelberg University (retired)

Monika Mueller, editor
University of Bochum

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