Thursday, July 15, 2010

Amazonian Recommendation

Sorry for neglecting the blog, folks. Just been really busy lately.

Here's a brief item of interest, thanks to Amazon's recommendations. It's a new book to add to the burgeoning field of Twilight scholarship. It was released on June 15th.

That's right, I'm talkin' 'bout Bitten by Twilight: Youth Culture, Media, and the Vampire Franchise. Here's its product description:
Focusing on the wildly successful Twilight series, this collection of scholarly essays examines the phenomenon from diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives. Particular attention is paid to cultural, social, and economic aspects of the series and to the recurrent messages about youth, gender roles, romance, and sexuality. Essays discuss race and religion, and provide audience analyses of young adult, adult, anti-, and international fans. Other chapters are political-economic examinations into celebrity, tourism, and publishing. With new research by established and rising scholars, this volume is a significant contribution to the growing field of youth studies and complements existing feminist cultural analyses of media texts.
Does that kinda stuff tickle your fancy? If you liked the books mentioned here, it'll probably be right up your alley. Personally, I prefer a more generic approach to vampire studies, not regulating them to a specific pop culture vampire franchise. See also: Buffy Studies.

But hey, that's just me. That's not to say the book won't be of some interest, however.

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