Friday, 1 June 2012
I have a long-term interest in vampires, ever since watching the old Hammer horror movies in the '70s, and been fascinated by bloodsuckers ever since. In this blog, I intend discussing vampires mainly from an academic point of view, especially in regard to folklore and history, but will also venture into related fields like lycanthropy. Firstly, my academic background. A Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Zoology; a Bachelor of Arts in History with Honours in Religious Studies (my thesis on the socio-religious beliefs and practices of the contemporary vampire subculture); a Graduate Certificate in Theology and a PhD from the University of Queensland (Australia) in Religious Studies, my thesis being "Troublesome Corpses: Vampires & the Undead from Antiquity to Modern Times". I have also written a book and numerous articles on vampires and the like, and am continually engaged in private research into such esoteric subjects.
Posted by Dracula van Helsing at 20:08