Cultural History of Vampire Fiction

 

I will add interesting articles from the internet here, when I come across something:

 

 

 

  • Stephen Dowling: “The Real Life Diseases That Spread the Vampire Myth” (BBC)            [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.]