English 1C: Buffy vs. Dracula Readings


Primary Texts

  • Norton Critical Edition Dracula by Bram Stoker, edited by Nina Auerbach and David J. Skal (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1997).
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer, select episodes from seasons 1 and 2. See course schedule for episode list.

Secondary Readings

  • Victorian Shorthand: Leah Price, "Diary: The Death of Stenography" article in the London Review of Books. 4 December 2008.
  • Telegraphy: Tom Standage, "Love Over the Wires," in The Victorian Internet (New York: Walker and Company, 2007), pp. 127-144.
  • Haunted Media: Jeffrey Sconce, "Mediums and Media," in Haunted Media (Durham: Duke University Press, 2000), pp. 21-58.
  • Typewriters: Friedrich A. Kittler, "Typerwiter" in Gramophone, Film, Typewriter (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1999), pp. 183-198.
  • Madness: Andrew Scull, "Confronting Madness," in Madness in Civilization (London: Thames & Hudson, 2015), pp. 10-15. Also, Andrew Scull, "Madness and Meaning" article in The Paris Review, 22 April 2015.
  • Superstitions & Gypsies in Vampire Mythology: See "Superstitions" excerpt in Dracula, edited by Nina Auerbach and David J. Skal (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1997), pp. 331-335.
  • Souls in Dracula: (Listed on schedule as "Unseen Face"). Carol A. Senf, "Dracula: The Unseen Face in the Mirror," in Dracula, edited by Nina Auerbach and David J. Skal (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1997), pp. 421-431.
  • Gender in Dracula: Christopher Craft, "Kiss me with those Red Lips: Gender and Inversion in Bram Stoker's Dracula," in Dracula, edited by Nina Auerbach and David J. Skal (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1997), pp. 444-459.
  • Twilight of the Vampires: Tea Obreht, "Twilight of the Vampires: Hunting the Real-Life Undead," in Harper's, November 2010.
  • High School is Hell: Tracy Little, "High School is Hell: Metaphor Made Literal in Buffy the Vampire Slayer" in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy, edited by James B. South (Chicago: Open Court, 2003).