Title

The beloved does not bite: moral vampires and the humans who love them

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

26122

Comments

Originally published as: Dudek, D. (2018). The beloved does not bite : Moral vampires and the humans who love them (First ed., Children's literature and culture) [First edition.]. London, UK: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315225425. Original article available here

Abstract

In this new monograph, author Debra Dudek defines a new era of vampire texts in which vampires have moved from their iconic dark, feared, often seductive figure lingering in alleys, to the beloved and morally sensitive vampire winning the affections of teen protagonists throughout pop culture. Dudek takes a close look at three hugely-popular vampire series for young adults, drawing parallels between the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Twilight Saga novels/films, and The Vampire Diaries TV series/book series. By defining a new era of vampire texts and situating these three series within this transition, The Beloved Does Not Bite signals their significance and lays the groundwork for future scholarship on the flourishing genre of paranormal romances for young adults.

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