Vampires and the People Who Love Them

Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  10/5/2011

NosferatuWhat is it about vampires and our centuries-old fascination with them? As part of a month-long series on all things fearful, the Deschutes Public Library will present two presentations on vampires and their influence on literature and film. Free and open to the public.

Vampires and the People Who Love Them: Vampires in History, Folklore, and Literature
COCC Professor of Humanities Terry Krueger will reveal the origins of the word vampire and the vampire’s role in Slavonic religion and folklore. He will also discuss the vampire’s birth in 19th century early literature including John Polidori’s The Vampyre, Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla, and of course, Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 6:30
Downtown Bend Public Library

Vampires and the People Who Love Them: Vampires Go to the Movies
COCC Professor of Humanities Terry Krueger will analyze the transformation of the vampire into a creature of cinema and television. He will look at the role of the vampire in various films and television works including, F.W. Murnau’s The Nosferatu, Todd Browning’s Dracula, Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys, Josh Whelan’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and concludes with Alan Ball’s True Blood.

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 6:30 pm
East Bend Public Library

Terry Krueger is a professor of Humanities at Central Oregon Community College. He holds an M.F.A from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and a Ph.D in English Literature from the University of Iowa. He is the author of two books, Vectors, 1984, and Night Cries, 1985, Dell Publishing.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Lisa at 312-1034.

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