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Studies in Fiction
Margaret Atwood: "Happy Endings"
Albert Camus: "The Guest"
Joseph Conrad: The Secret Agent
Nikolai Gogol: "The Overcoat"
Nadine Gordimer: "Some are Born to Sweet Delight"
Ernest Hemingway: "Hills like White Elephants"
James Joyce: "Araby"
James Joyce: "The Dead"
Franz Kafka: The Metamorphosis
Herman Meville: "Bartleby, the Scrivner"
Alice Munro: "Miles City, Montana"
Flannery O'Connor: "A Good Man is Hard to Find"
Flannery O'Connor: "Good Country People"
Frank O'Connor: "Guests of the Nation"
Leslie Marmon Silko: "Yellow Woman"
Helena Maria Viramontes: "The Moths"
Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway

Theory of Vampires Literature

Literature
Jacob and Willhelm Grimm: "Rottkapchen"
Sheridan Le Fanu: "Carmilla"
Charles Perrault: "Little Red Riding Hood"
John Polidori: "The Vampyre"
Bram Stoker: Dracula

Theory
Stephen D. Arata: "The Occidental Tourist: Dracula and the Anxiety of Reverse Colonization"
Mathew Arnold: The Function of Criticism at the Present Time (excerpt)
Nina Auerbach: Woman and the Demon: The Life of a Victorian Myth (excerpt)
Mikhail Bakhtin: The Dialogic Imagination (excerpt)
Walter Benjamin: "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"
John Berger: Ways of Seeing (excerpt)
Joseph S. Bierman: "Dracula: Prolonged Childhood Illness and Oral Triad"
Sue Ellen Case: "Tracking the Vampire"
Aime Cesaire: Discourse on Colonialism (excerpt)
James Donald: "What's at Stake in Vampire Films: The Pedagogy of Monsters"
Terry Eagleton: Literary Theory: An Introduction (excerpt)
Terry Eagleton: Marxism and Literary Criticism (excerpt)
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Masks (excerpt)
Michel Foucault: A History of Sexuality (excerpt)
Ken Gelder: "Vampires and Cinema: From Nosferatu to Bram Stoker's Dracula"
Rene Girard: Violence and the Sacred (excerpts)
Christopher Graft: "Kiss Me with Those Red Lips: Gender and Inversion in Bram Stoker's Dracula"
Jeremy Hawthorne: "Theories of the Gaze"
Julia Kristeva: "Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection"
Ania Loomba: Colonialism/Postcolonialism (excerpt)
Franco Moretti: "The Dialectic of Fear"
Laura Mulvey: "Visual Pleasure and the Narrative Cinema"
Daniel Pick: "Terrors of the Night: Dracula and 'degeneration' in the late nineteenth century"
Rebecca A. Pope: "Writing and Biting in Dracula"
Vladimir Propp: Morphology of the Folktale (excerpt)
Tony Purvis: "Sexualities"
Maurice Richardson: "The Psychoanalysis of Ghost Stories"
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick: Between Men: English Literature and the Male Homosexual Desire (excerpts)
Elaine Showalter: "Syphilis, Sexuality, and the fiction of Fin de Siecel"
Kathleen Spencer: "Purity and Danger: Dracula, The Urban Gothic, and The Late Victorian Degeneracy Crisis"
Tzetvan Todorov: The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre (excerpts)
Fiona Tolan: "Feminisms"
Jennifer Wicke: "Vampiric Typewriting: Dracula and it's Media"
Anne Williams: "Dracula: Si(g)ns of the Father"

Films
Francis Ford Coppola: Bram Stoker’s Dracula
E. Elias Merhige: Shadow of the Vampire
Guillermo del Toro: Cronos
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Mix for this weekend's trip with Matt and Shaun.

Playlists under cut. )
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As Mike and Robyn have recently seen, I've been trying to help another mutual friend of ours get into the industrial/EBM/spooky genres of music. To this end, Matt and I have been doing "primers" for lack of a better term - collections of music by a single band, to see which bands and which albums he likes. I try to mostly hit singles and collections, but I'm curious to see what you all think of them so far. They're under individual cuts, to make them easier to jump to.

Volume 01: KMFDM )

Volume 02: Skinny Puppy )

Volume 03: Ministry )

Volume 04: Seabound )

Volume 05: VNV Nation )

Volume 06: Covenant )

Volume 07: Apoptygma Berzerk )
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So, a few of my other friends have started doing posts to introduce themselves to Dreamwidth, even though I think I've known or internet-known everyone on my list for years. But hell, I need to get in the habit of using this thing.

I'm a college student. I attend the University of Houston at Downtown, currently, and am transferring over to the main campus when I've gotten a few survey courses out of the way. I am an English major, and I am entertaining the notion of law school. I've also entertained the idea of teaching, either in Title I schools, or abroad. I have very exact ideas about so many things, while others I feel I can't allow myself to be anything more than vague about.

I fancy myself a writer, and a musician, even if I've done nothing of note with either hobby in years. I am a voracious reader in the brief interim periods between semesters, but can't bring myself to read much during the school year proper. I've accepted that one day I'll either have to bang out one of these ideas I've had floating around for years into a full novel, or just accept that it'll never happen. I'm leaning toward the former.

I'm a nerd, though it's something that I've gotten less and less interested in as time has gone on. These days, I mostly just play video games, watch bad sci-fi and horror movies when I've had a couple drinks, and delve into role-playing games with a few internet friends. Though, as much as I do enjoy that last one, that hobby's died off tremendously as college has begun to take up more and more of my time.

My tastes otherwise tend to run toward the strange: I like Islay scotches, filterless cigarettes, loud stompy music, arthouse films, post-modernist literature, and a bunch of things that will no doubt make both those nearest and dearest to me and strangers alike think I'm a complete prick.

And I admit, I feel kind of awkward here, as everyone else who has done this has had issues of their struggles with mental health or their discovery of an alternate sexual identity to write about, and I have none of these. I am a rather boring working-class white boy, all told. I suppose I could whine about crazy exes, some rather shady people I've known in my day, or something similar, but all told, I've been able to either enjoy those experiences, or taking something away from them. Life is interesting. I'll start worrying when it isn't.

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