Fans of Dracula, True Blood, and other vampire-centered fiction can now look forward to studying these mythical creatures in class.
According to a Faculty of Arts and Science press release, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures offers the course Our Vampires, Ourselves, as part of the First-Year Seminars Program.
The seminar allows students to examine vampiric myth and study these supernatural characters as reflections of society. The department’s associate chair of undergraduate studies, professor Erol Boran, teaches the course.
For the first half of the term, students study the classic Dracula and then explore modern images of vampires in the second half. Our Vampires, Ourselves has been popular among students since it was created and will be offered again next year.