RSSS 315 (Seventh Week). Slavic Folklore: Vampires and Werewolves. Basic information. Instructor: George Gutsche Teaching assistants: Kenny Cargill, Paula McCambridge [email protected] D2L; http://russian.arizona.edu/courses/vampires Office hours: T 11-12:30 or by appointment.
Slavic Folklore: Vampires and Werewolves
First published in Dark Blue, December, 1871 through March of 1872.
Some have said: "probably the best vampire story of all"
Diminished Gothic's emphasis on external sources of terror
Focus on the psychological effects
Lesbian theme would be productive in later fiction and filmJoseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 1814-73
1931 “hit” Dracula
Sad endingBela Lugosi 1882-1956
Source of aconite
Also pain reliever (in proper dose)