The Vampire Goes to College: Essays on Teaching with the Undead

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Lisa A. Nevárez
McFarland, Nov 20, 2013 - Education - 256 pages
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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Foreword by Sam George
Introduction by Lisa A Nevárez
Teaching the Historical Vampire
Teaching the Diverse Vampire
Writing the Vampire
Teaching the Textual Vampire
Engaging the Student
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Lisa A. Nevárez is an associate professor of English at Siena College in Loudonville, New York.

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