Academic works in the field are often expensive, which prohibits them from garnering a wider readership than they should.
I’m kicking myself for omitting another must-get book to the “Building a Vampire Library” (Hogg 2013) list: Michael E. Bell’s Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England’s Vampires (2001). Why’d I omit it?
In 2005, I created an Amazon Listmania! called “The Complete Vampirologist’s Library“—an ambitious title for a list 13 books. Nonetheless, I’d still recommend them—even though my tastes have shifted onto works with greater academic emphasis.
I’m quite impressed by the artistic talent of one of my Facebook friends, Thomas Allen Dixon.
In the wake of my blog post simultaneously exposing Sean Manchester as the person responsible for my current suspension on Facebook and the author of a blog dedicated to stalking me
As noted in a recent blog entry (Hogg 2013c), I’ve been temporarily suspended from posting on Facebook due to an intellectual property claim issued against me.
Members of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula (Canadian chapter) receive a copy of the society’s annual scholarly publication, the Journal of Dracula Studies. Mine arrived in the post today.
I’ve been reacquainting myself with one of my all-time favourite vampire books, Jan L. Perkowski’s The Darkling: A Treatise on Slavic Vampirism (1989)—more specifically, its “Slavic Testimony” chapter, which Rob Brautigam says “by itself is well worth the price of the book” (2012).
Abraham “Bram” Stoker was born on this day in Clontarf, Ireland, in 1847. If he was alive today, he’d be 166 years old.
Crazy Duck Press, publisher of Vampire News vol. 1 (2012) and Vampire News: The (Not So) End Times Edition! vol. 2 (2013), is on the lookout for submissions to its third Vampire News volume. Here’s what they’re after:
James Lyon, author of Kiss of the Butterfly (2011), was interviewed by KABC-TV’s David Ono for a news item discussing the vampire’s Serbian roots
Many libraries have a section of reference works, set aside from the main collection. They tend to “include dictionaries, thesauruses, encyclopedias, almanacs, bibliographies, and catalogs (e.g. catalogs of libraries, museums or the works of individual artists)” (“Reference Work” 2013). They’re very handy if you want to look up quick information. I recently applied the concept …
I forgot to mention in the previous post, that while I was surfing the ‘net yesterday to help Brian McKinley find vampire fiction vs. folklore material for a Halloween talk he’s going to be giving (see here and here), I stumbled upon M. M. Carlson’s 1977 article, “What Stoker Saw: An Introduction to the History …