Lecturer Gets Her Teeth into Culture; New Interest in Vampires Is Focus for Melanie
Byline: Tony Henderson
LECTURER Dr Melanie Waters has been getting her teeth into a bloody subject enjoying a resurgence in interest around the world.
Dr Waters, 31, a senior lecturer in modern and contemporary literature at Northumbria University, has a particular interest in vampires. A former pupil at Ponteland High School, she graduated from Newcastle University, where she also studied for a Masters and PhD. She runs a course titled Vampires and Virgins, and looks at the links between sex, vampires and violence.
Vampires have been enjoying a huge resurgence in popular culture in recent years.
Examples include the True Blood TV series, the Twilight novels and films, the Vampire Diaries and the film Let Me In.
This follows the Hammer Horror vampire films of the 1970s and classics like Nosferatu, released in 1922 and remade in 1979.
Dr Waters said: "I am interested in why there has been a resurgence of …
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Publication information: Article title: Lecturer Gets Her Teeth into Culture; New Interest in Vampires Is Focus for Melanie. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Journal (Newcastle, England). Publication date: December 16, 2010. Page number: 20. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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