I’m Featured in a Book About Heartthrobs

Well, sort of.

Yesterday, I was Googling content for a press page I aim to create for my website, Vamped. Just using the website’s name turned up too much guff, so I added my surname to narrow the results.

Vamped Hogg search results

9780198765837Much to my surprise, I saw my name featured in a Google Books result for Carol Dyhouse’s Heartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire (2017), along with two mentions for Vamped.

Within its chapter 8 endnotes, we see references for Lauren Adkins’ MA thesis project, Love Is Overtaking Me, which involved her marriage to a cardboard cutout of Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame.

The first reference, in note 35 is a link to Adkins’ thesis, which I uploaded to my website (with her permission, of course).

Vamped endnotes

Many media outlets took her project literally, perhaps without giving due consideration to the legality of marrying inanimate objects. As I had discovered myself, some light Googling would have turned up the truth.

Adkins kindly granted me an interview, which I used to discuss my findings and discuss her project further, which Dyhouse cited in note 36.

Unfortunately, I don’t know what Dyhouse had to say in chapter 8 about my interview, as the Google Books version I viewed is on restricted viewing. Nonetheless, I was pretty chuffed to see it. Thank you, Carol!

Notes

  1. a Google Books result for Carol Dyhouse’s Heartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire (2017): Carol Dyhouse, Heartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), n. pag., accessed March 16, 2017, https://books.google.com.au/books?id=cIELDgAAQBAJ&dq.
  2. some light Googling would have turned up the truth: Anthony Hogg, “Twilight Fan Marries Robert Pattinson Cut-Out?,” Vamped, September 12, 2014, accessed March 17, 2017, http://vamped.org/2014/09/12/twilight-fan-marries-robert-pattinson-cut-out/.
  3. Adkins kindly granted me an interview: Lauren Adkins, “Interview with Lauren Adkins, the Woman Who Married a Robert Pattinson Cardboard Cut-Out,” interview by Anthony Hogg, Vamped, October 2, 2014, http://vamped.org/2014/10/02/interview-with-lauren-adkins/.

Update

  • March 17, 2017: Thanks to ozarkgirl’s helpful comment (March 17, 2017 at 10:36 am) I can now confirm the pagination of the endnote citations: they’re on page 232 of the book. They correspond with a “brief paragraph” on page 176. Thanks again, ozarkgirl!
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2 thoughts on “I’m Featured in a Book About Heartthrobs

  1. If you look up the book on Amazon, you can find the page if you use the Search Inside The Book box. The “marriage ceremony” is mentioned in a brief paragraph at the top of page 176.

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