Cultural History of Vampire Fiction


I will occasionally add resources, when I come across something on the internet:




  • On his blog, The Vampirologist, Anthony Hogg regularly discusses books about the cultural history of the vampire myth. You can also find lists of books if you look for the “Listmania” section in the right hand margins.



  • Stephen Dowling: “The Real Life Diseases That Spread the Vampire Myth” (BBC news article)            [Dowling’s article follows a similar path as Luckhurst’s – not surprising, as Dowling uses Luckhurst both as an interviewee and as a source. The article, however, focuses entirely on the folklore at the root of the vampire myth; and on the medical and scientific circumstances that may lie behind the folk myths in the first place; including Porphyria, of course.]