Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture" - University of Hertfordshire - 4/16-17

Here's news of a conference being held to by a British university in an effort to "counterbalance the 'Americanization' of the fictional genre."

Conference lectures will be delivered by academics, including English lecturer Sam George, who has just launched a Master of Arts degree in vampire fiction at Hertfordshire, and author Marcus Sedgwick.

Panel topics include "Dracula Lives," "Appetites of the Undead," "Undead Victorians," "Undead Teens," "Politics of the Undead," "Undead Romance," "The Gay Undead," "Undead TV," "Undead in the New Media," "Identity, Legality and the Undead" and "Gendering the Undead."

Sounds like a cool discussion and event. Little far for me to drive, but.....


  1. Sounds fun but seriously, what are your job prospects with a degree in "Vampire Fiction"? LOL!!

  2. Too cool! Wish I could go....but you are right a bit of a drive :D