Dracula and the Eastern Question: British and French Vampire Narratives of the Nineteenth-Century Near East

Dracula and the Eastern Question: British and French Vampire Narratives of the Nineteenth-Century Near East

Matthew Gibson


contemporary politically dependent works at the vampire novel were oriented in the direction of Irish or postcolonial contexts. during this paintings Matthew Gibson couches the paintings of Mérimée, Polidori, Le Fanu, Stoker and Verne within the fast and particular context within which their works have been written - particularly the best reaction to the Balkan, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian politics. whereas tracing the perspectives and reviews of the writers themselves, he additionally analyzes their works to bare that the vampire acts as an allegory of the close to East wherein they recommend (rather than avow) often unorthodox perspectives, that are a problem to critics who profess the 'orientalism' argument well known this day.

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