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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/579332
Title:
Changing the Vampire Tradition: The Vampires of Darren Shan
Author:
Prinz, Kristin Taylor
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This paper will explore the ways in which the Cirque du Freak series by Darren Shan both follows and deviates from the older vampire tradition that is seen in books such as The Vampyre, Dracula, Varney the Vampire, Carmilla, and Interview the Vampire. It will also look at the way the changes he made to the vampire tradition reflect the deep conflicts in modern western culture, especially the social interactions and relationships most relevant to his teenage readers, such as problems that involve gender roles, family relationships, and finding one's place in society. Finally, this paper will examine the way other modern day young-adult vampire novels reflect conflicts differently than Shan's novels.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; English
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Hogle, Jerrold

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleChanging the Vampire Tradition: The Vampires of Darren Shanen_US
dc.creatorPrinz, Kristin Tayloren
dc.contributor.authorPrinz, Kristin Tayloren
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper will explore the ways in which the Cirque du Freak series by Darren Shan both follows and deviates from the older vampire tradition that is seen in books such as The Vampyre, Dracula, Varney the Vampire, Carmilla, and Interview the Vampire. It will also look at the way the changes he made to the vampire tradition reflect the deep conflicts in modern western culture, especially the social interactions and relationships most relevant to his teenage readers, such as problems that involve gender roles, family relationships, and finding one's place in society. Finally, this paper will examine the way other modern day young-adult vampire novels reflect conflicts differently than Shan's novels.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorHogle, Jerrolden
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