Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dracula and His World: Leslie S. Klinger Course at UCLA Ext

Leslie S. Klinger, Dracula scholar and author of The New Annotated Dracula, will be teaching a one-day course for UCLA Extension on Saturday, October 24, 2009, entitled "Dracula and His World." The course includes discussions of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Twilight" and features two guest speakers, Gordon Melton and Angela Aleiss, plus surprise guests. For more info, go HERE.

Course description:
Explore the history and folklore of vampires and vampire literature that existed prior to the publication of Bram Stoker's Dracula in 1897, then examine the history of Stoker's classic book; his life; his sources; and the shaping of the book, including Stoker's notes and the long-hidden manuscript.

After a thorough examination of the book, the course goes on to cover Dracula on film, stage, radio, and television, as well as the many incarnations of the King Vampire, including the works of Anne Rice, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Stephanie Meyer, and others, and the universe of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Please read The New Annotated Dracula edited by Leslie Klinger before the first class.

UCLA: A18 Haines Hall
Saturday, 9am-4pm
October 24

1 comment:

vallerose said...

This sounds fascinating and if it were in the East Bay and if vampires didn't give me nightmares, I would definitely attend. I have read the original Dracula. but the only vampire stories I can without problems are the ones by Chelsea Quin Yarbro.