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The Vampire Goes to College: Essays on Teaching with the Undead by [Nevárez, Lisa A.]
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This collection of original essays presents pedagogical tools, methods, and approaches for incorporating the figure of the vampire into the learning environment of the college classroom, in the hopes of ushering the Undead out of the coffin and into the classroom. The essays foster interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue, and serve as a collective resource for those currently teaching the vampire as well as newcomers to vampire studies. Opening with a foreword by Sam George, the collection is organized around such topics as historicizing the vampire, teaching the diverse vampire, and engaging the student learner. Interwoven throughout the volume are strategies for incorporating writing instruction and generating conversations about texts (“texts” defined broadly so as to include film and other media). The vampire allows instructors to explore timeless themes such as life and death, love and passion, immortality, and monstrosity and Otherness.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5472 KB
  • Print Length: 247 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland (20 November 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GYG41Y0
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Scholarship on the Vampire and on Teaching 13 January 2014
By Amanda J. Hobson - Published on Amazon.com
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This volume edited by Nevarez is an excellent resource for using popular culture images in teaching. The contributions offer great insight and are thoughtful explorations of the vampire as a teaching tool in the contemporary college setting.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 20 November 2016
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Great teaching resource
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific group of articles with multiple uses and idea! 15 October 2015
By Eames - Published on Amazon.com
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I love the articles in this book. As a college professor this book provides multiple aspects of looking at the Vampire myth and its ongoing popularity to enrich classroom experiences and teach or illuminate basic theroies. It is connected to multiple disciplines from literary to folkloric to other social sciences.

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