Fascination with vampires explored

Free lecture about Bram Stoker's book Dracula planned at Okanagan College.

  • Oct. 26, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Little did author Bram Stoker know he was creating a cultural icon when he published Dracula in 1897.

This blood-curdling tale has been the inspiration for everything from movies to breakfast cereal and has spurned a seemingly limitless fascination with the undead.

Okanagan College English professor and literary critic Terry Scarborough will reveal little known facts and surprising details about Bram Stoker’s enduring tale and its famous protagonist at a free public lecture taking place at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 at Okanagan College.

Many people make assumptions about Dracula based on the vampire films they’ve seen but many of the things they think they know are misled. Dracula is a very misunderstood literary figure,” said Scarborough.

You don’t need to be a literary buff to attend, says Scarborough. “There are many parallels to popular culture that can be drawn with Bram Stoker’s famous novel.”

Just in tiOctoberme for Halloween, “Welcome to my House” will be held in the S104 Lecture Theatre at the Kelowna campus on KLO Road. The college’s Institute for Learning and Teaching will present this free event.

If you can’t attend, you can watch it live via webcast at http://klo-media-1.okanagan.bc.ca.

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