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  • ISBN 0822317982
  • ISBN13 978-0822317982
  • Language English
  • Author David Glover
  • Publisher Duke University Press Books (July 22, 1996)
  • Pages 232
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  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
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Nearly a hundred years after its debut in 1897, Dracula is still one of the most popular of all Gothic narratives, always in print and continually adapted for stage and screen. Paradoxically, David Glover suggests, this very success has obscured the historical conditions and authorial circumstances of the novel’s production. By way of a long overdue return to the novels, short stories, essays, journalism, and correspondence of Bram Stoker, Vampires, Mummies, and Liberals reconstructs the cultural and political world that gave birth to Dracula. To bring Stoker’s life into productive relationship with his writing, Glover offers a reading that locates the author within the changing commercial contours of the late-Victorian public sphere and in which the methods of critical biography are displaced by those of cultural studies. Glover’s efforts reveal a writer who was more wide-ranging and politically engaged than his current reputation suggests. An Irish Protestant and nationalist, Stoker nonetheless drew his political inspiration from English liberalism at a time of impending crisis, and the tradition’s contradictions and uncertainties haunt his work. At the heart of Stoker’s writing Glover exposes a preoccupation with those sciences and pseudo-sciences—from physiognomy and phrenology to eugenics and sexology—that seemed to cast doubt on the liberal faith in progress. He argues that Dracula should be read as a text torn between the stances of the colonizer and the colonized, unable to accept or reject the racialized images of backwardness that dogged debates about Irish nationhood. As it tracks the phantasmatic form given to questions of character and individuality, race and production, sexuality and gender, across the body of Stoker’s writing, Vampires, Mummies, and Liberals draws a fascinating portrait of an extraordinary transitional figure. Combining psychoanalysis and cultural theory with detailed historical research, this book will be of interest to scholars of Victorian and Irish fiction and to those concerned with cultural studies and popular culture.

Nearly a hundred years after its debut in 1897, Dracula is still one of the most popular of all Gothic narratives, always in print and continually adapted for stage and screen.

By way of a long overdue return to the novels, short stories, essays, journalism, and correspondence of Bram Stoker, Vampires, Mummies, and Liberals reconstructs the cultural and political world that gave birth to Dracula. Nearly a hundred years after its debut in 1897, Dracula is still one of the most popular of all Gothic narratives, always in print and continually adapted for stage and screen.

In Vampires, Mummies, and Liberals Glover finally elaborates on the multiple and multiplying contradictions that emerge among the shifting political, racial, and sexual discourses with which Stoker’s works constantly intersect. David Lloyd, University of California, Berkeley. Glover’s Stoker is far more interesting than the more typical sensationalized portraits of the author as vampire-wanna-be and more convincing than some of the fanciful and speculative interpretations of recent literary critics

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Vampires, mummies, and liberals. Bram Stoker and the politics of popular fiction. Includes bibliographical references (p. -205) and index.

Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Sir Henry Irving, and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned. Stoker was born on 8 November 1847 at 15 Marino Crescent, Clontarf, on the northside of Dublin, Ireland.

Bram Stoker was born in Dublin on 8 November 1847. David Glover, Vampires, Mummies, and Liberals: Bram Stoker and the Politics of Popular Fiction (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996), p. 8. oogle Scholar. 17. Joseph Valente, Dracula’s Crypt Bram Stoker, Irishness, and the Question of Blood (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002), p. 4. 18. Carol A. Senf, ‘ Dracula : Stoker’s Response to the New Woman’, Victorian Studies 2. (1982), pp. 33–49, p.

He is the author of Vampires, Mummies, and Liberals: Bram Stoker and the Politics of Popular Fiction (1996). His most recent book, co-authored with Cora Kaplan, is Genders (2000)

He is the author of Vampires, Mummies, and Liberals: Bram Stoker and the Politics of Popular Fiction (1996). His most recent book, co-authored with Cora Kaplan, is Genders (2000). He is cur-rently working on a cultural history of the 1905 Aliens Act. m a rt i n a. k ay m a n is a Professor in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University, where he teaches Cultural Criticism and English Literature. He is the author of From Bow Street to Baker Street: Mystery, Detection, Narrative (1992) and of various articles on law and literature