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The Vampire in Literature, Culture & Film

Semester Dates: Last day to drop without a grade: 06-02-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-09-2019 - Refund Policy
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Course Description:

In this course, students will examine the role of the vampire in literature, film and popular culture. More than any other archetypal figure, American popular culture is infused with images of the vampire. This course explores the origins of the vampire myth, its transformation into literary legend, its cultural and social significance, and its inception in literature, film, advertisements, television and music, as well as its broader cultural significance in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Essential Objectives:

1. Critically read, view, analyze, and evaluate selected works that employ and re-envision the vampire as an archetypal character.
2. Describe the cultural and historical context of vampire mythology and draw connections between its origins and its role in popular culture.
3. Describe the distinctive characteristics of vampire literature and film in terms of character, plot, imagery, setting, point of view, and symbolism.
4. Identify figurative uses of language such as irony, metaphor, and personification, and explain how they inform the meaning of works that feature the vampire.
5. Explore the role of individual artists, filmmakers, and writers in shaping the vampire into an iconic figure in American popular culture.
6. Write short reaction papers and analyses of selected literature and films.


Summer 2019 textbook data will be available on April 8. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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