Avril Horner: Undead and Loving it: A Brief History of the Vampire
Avril will trace the development of the vampire from the early eighteenth century up to the present day. She will also discuss Vampire tales that will include John Polidori’s ‘The Vampyre’, Sheridan Le Fanu’s ‘Carmilla’, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and more modern vampire stories such as those by Anne Rice and Stephenie Meyer.
Avril Horner is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Kingston University. She has published widely on Gothic fiction and recently completed a biography of Barbara Comyns.