20th Anniversary of 'A Cultural History of Vampires in Literature and Film'

Although Halloween comes but once per year, the thirst for stories about vampires never seems to die. This has helped one UVic humanities professor, Peter Golz, to pursue his own passion for the study of these stories in film and literature for more than 20 years. In doing so, he’s made Victoria home to one of North America’s most popular university courses on vampires.

“The figure of the vampire allows students to delve into the desires and fears of particular cultures in particular historical moments,” says Humanities Associate Dean Academic Lisa Surridge. “Peter Golz has created a master class in cultural studies that has stood the test of time.”

In celebration of the special anniversary, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Stuides also surprised Dr. Golz with a vampire flash mob. Complete with a custom vampire cake, gifts and speeches, we celebrated the legacy of his fang-tastic course in style. Check out photos from teh evetn in the media rotator above. 

The full article, 'An undying interest in vampires' by Philip Cox, is accessible in The Ring publication here: