Vampire college courses in universities grow in 2017!
There used to be a time when colleges and universities would not give vampires any attention in class. Vampires – the undead – were just too far out there for any academic to even mention the name! Much LESS focus an entire class on the subject! In recent years however, that thinking has changed. More and more universities and colleges are covering vampires in some form or fashion – even in such learned institutions as Harvard!! Here is a small glimpse of vampire courses available in Universities and Colleges this spring, summer, and winter.
New Haven, CT
ENGL 136 Vampires, Castles, Werewolves
This course covers gothic fiction in literature and films including Dracula and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Class: GESM 120g, Vampires and Other Monsters in World Literature, Film and Art
An introduction to vampires as portrayed in literature, cinema, and art and why society continues to be enthralled by them.
Harvard University Extension School
Class: ENGL E-213 The Scientist and the Monster: From Frankenstein to Einstein
A course that covers science and monsters with a focus on the novels of Bram Stocker’s Dracula (1897), Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), C.P. Snow’s The New Men (1954), and Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886).
The Ohio State University
Course: SLAVIC 2230: Vampires, Monstrosity, and Evil: from Slavic Myth to Twilight
A study of evil and vampires in Eastern European folklore all the way to American pop culture.
Class: ENGL 333, Topics in Modern British Literature: Vampire Literature
According to the University’s website, the Vampire Literature course traces how vampire literature evolved over time through the writing of British and Irish writers.
Community College of Vermont
Class: HUM-2070-VO01, The Vampire in Literature, Culture & Film
An online course covering the vampire in modern culture, exploring all forms of media as well as the written work.
Université de Montréal
Montreal, QC Canada
Course: ANG1755 Vampires in Film and Literature
A course that covers the evolution of vampire lore in literature. Students watch vampire related films and TV shows in addition to reading vampire literature.
University of Kent
Autumn Term 2017
Course: CP644 Creatures of the Night: Vampires in Literature and Film
A study of the allure of vampires in film. Course also includes reading popular texts like Bram Stoker’s Dracula.