Rsss 315 seventh week
Download
1 / 36

RSSS 315 Seventh Week - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 235 Views
  • Uploaded on

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.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'RSSS 315 Seventh Week' - PamelaLan


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Rsss 315 seventh week l.jpg

RSSS 315 (Seventh Week)

Slavic Folklore: Vampires and Werewolves


Basic information l.jpg
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



Dracula chapters 14 19 l.jpg
Dracula: Chapters 14-19




Nosferatu films german l.jpg
Nosferatu films (German)

  • Murnau’s Symphony of Horror 1922

  • Herzog’s Nosferatu 1979


Klaus kinski 1926 1991 l.jpg
Klaus Kinski 1926-1991

  • German-Polish heritage

  • Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night 1979


Literature into film challenges l.jpg
Literature into Film: Challenges

  • Background information

  • Imagery

  • Suggestiveness

  • Inner dialogue, monologue


Quick review l.jpg

Coppola film

Contamination?

Quick Review

  • Nobility vampires



Varney the vampire l.jpg
Varney the Vampire

  • 1845-47

  • 1000 pages

  • Each issue (200+ chapters) sold for a penny


Joseph sheridan le fanu 1814 73 l.jpg

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 film

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 1814-73


Observations l.jpg
Observations

  • Negatives

    • Clumsy transitions

    • Forced, post-hoc explanations

  • Positives

    • Novel use of folklore

    • Dream descriptions

    • Laura-Carmilla relationship


Gothic features l.jpg
Gothic features

  • Mystery, gloom, fog, night, storm

  • Desolation, isolation

  • Animals: wolves, bats

  • Distant past (unforgotten): sense of nostalgia

  • Old castles, mansions, graveyards, churches (cobwebs, spiders)

  • Mysterious sounds (howling, flapping, scratching

  • Mysterious figures, secrets, threat of violence

  • Dark colors (black), blood, pale features


Carmilla l.jpg
Carmilla

  • Lesbianism

  • Setting on edge of Eastern Europe (part of Styria is in Slovenia today)

  • Influenced literature and films

    • Hammer's The Vampire Lovers (1970)

    • Carl Theodor Dreyer's Vampyr (1932)

    • Numerous others




Daughters of darkness 1971 l.jpg
Daughters of Darkness (1971)

  • Another cult “classic”

  • Harry Kumel

  • Combines Carmilla and Bathory


Carl dreyer s vampyr 1932 l.jpg
Carl Dreyer’s Vampyr (1932)

  • Famous expressionist film director (Danish; 1889-1968)

  • Evil presence, atmosphere

  • Two daughters, one “infected”

  • Reassuring male presence


Bela lugosi 1882 1956 l.jpg

Really E European (Hungarian)

Theater background

1931 “hit” Dracula

Career swings

Sad ending

Bela Lugosi 1882-1956


General interpretations of werewolves l.jpg
General interpretations of werewolves

  • Psychological

  • Sociological

  • Ideological


Etymology and terminology l.jpg
Etymology and Terminology

  • Man-wolf, Old English reasonable

  • Lycanthropy, Therienthropy


Werewolf epidemics l.jpg
Werewolf Epidemics

  • Peter Stubbe example

  • Le Gevaudan (France)

  • Loup-garou stories


Folklore l.jpg
Folklore

  • Variety of features

  • Variety of cultures


Metaphors l.jpg
Metaphors

  • The “beast” within

  • Man as animal


German very rich l.jpg
German (very rich)

  • Kleinkrams werewolf

  • Greifswald werewolves

  • Kornwolf

  • Wolf wives

  • Brothers Grimm collection


East european l.jpg
East European

  • Rusalki and samovily

  • Shapeshifters who lure men to their death

  • Croatian folk tale


Wolfsbane l.jpg

Poisonous

Buttercup family

Source of aconite

Also pain reliever (in proper dose)

Hallucinogenic effects

Wolfsbane


Pentagram l.jpg
Pentagram

  • Five pointed star

  • Witchcraft and werewolves


Key facts l.jpg
Key facts

  • Shallow or no graves

  • Bloating during decomposition

  • Fluids expelled during decay

  • Dead bodies make noises

  • Decomposition generates heat

  • Skin shrinks back

  • Corpses attract wolves

  • Puncturing is the best treatment for bloat


More on reality based vampires l.jpg
More on Reality-Based Vampires

  • Perkowski’s Psychic vampires

  • Psychology of sucking, biting, thirsting, death and rebirth

    • Links with milk and blood

    • Oral sadism

    • Attraction, repulsion ambivalence

    • Projection: revenge of the dead



ad