Monday, May 4, 2009

Draculas, Vampires, and Other Undead Forms

I got a copy of the book (Draculas, Vampires, and Other Undead Forms - Essays on Gender, Race and Culture) I published a chapter in - it arrived a few days ago and am absolutely thrilled to find it a fantastic read. Every chapter is well-written, informative and rhetorically vigorous. I am especially enjoying a chapter on one of my favorite (and criminally neglected) Hammer films, Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972). And, it is indeed nice to see one's own chapter finally hit the presses... Our editors - Dr. Kay Picart and John Edgar Browning did a fantastic job, every contributor delivered a great chapter and Scarecrow Press published a very handsome book. This pub came on the heels of another honor - getting a picture of me included in Carlos Aguilar and Anita Haas' latest and very excellent publication - the book "Eugenio Martin - Un Autor Para Los Generos" which I have already read cover to cover. I had a great time interviewing Eugenio last October and am grateful to Carlos and Anita for including me in their most excellent new book and for sending me a copy (all the way from Madrid). I can gladly now return the favor and send you a copy of my recent publication.

So, if you don't mind a shamefull plug (trust me, I don't see a dime!), I think that Draculas, Vampires and Other Undead Forms is a really great read for those who love Vampires. I imagine a trade paperback will come out sometime in the not too distant future, but the hardcover is NICE.

Next up, a review of I, Desire when I can find a minute or two. Grading finals for four classes is munching all available time...