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Growing Up with Vampires

Essays on the Undead in Children's Media



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Growing Up with Vampires is the first book to focus solely on the figure of the vampire in print, film, and other media specifically meant for pre-teen children. Whilst narratives about the undead are often considered suitable only for adults, there is a long history of their appearance in material meant for children. Although the essays in this collection mainly consider examples from Western culture in the 20th and 21st centuries they provide an important and accessible roadmap of when vampires became popular in children's media, how to explore the ways in which vampires are used, what they might symbolize, and what their ultimate meaning or significance might be. Vampires are never what they quite seem: in stories for children they are just as likely to be an expression of anxiety around change, growing up, aging and the unfamiliar as they are to be the new best friend who will make you realize just how special difference and individuality are. Growing Up with Vampires is an ideal introduction for those new to the topic and an invaluable resource to readers looking to gain further insight into vampires in/and children's media.

Author Biography

Simon Bacon is an independent scholar based in Poznan, Poland. He has contributed articles to many publications on vampires, monstrosity, science fiction and media studies. Katarzyna Bronk is an assistant professor at the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. She teaches the history of English literature and has been awarded a research grant from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education to study representations of (old) age and aging.
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June 30th, 2018
Edited by Katarzyna Bronk Edited by Simon Bacon Other Katarzyna Bronk Other Simon Bacon
Country of Publication
United States
McFarland & Co Inc
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