Expert on vampire film and literature


The University of Victoria is home to one of Canada’s few scholars of the vampire myth in literature and film and he is available to media for comment on this cultural phenomenon:

Peter Golz (Dept. of Germanic & Slavic Studies) is a Germanics studies professor and has been entranced by Gothic horror and the vampire myth since his teenage years in Germany. He can speak to the cultural impact over the years of vampires in literature and film. His very popular fourth-year class, “A Cultural History of Vampires in Literature and Film,” is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Hallowe’en. The course normally has 300 students and has been filled to capacity each year since Golz launched it in 2001. (Golz is available for media interviews today and through the weekend by arrangement through email at

UVic-produced video of Golz on YouTube (discussing how he uses the same critical tools and theory to look at vampire film and literature as are used with more academically established works)

For a previous UVic story on Golz and this interesting area of academic fascination, visit

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