Not All Vampires are Evil

During the Text Technologies course I took, my professor and I agreed upon a final project for me oriented around constructing my own exhibit case addressing a recent acquisition by UGA's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library: The Catherine B. Krusberg Vampire Collection. While handling the logistics to make the project possible, Hargrett asked if I could curate the case to stay up Spring and Summer 2022 as a way of highlighting this recent acquisition. My exhibition case focused on how vampires have developed in media from being villainous monsters (like Dracula) to instead presenting their own side of the story, and eventually becoming the basis for their own fan culture.

Images from the Exhibition

Dracula: The Ultimate, Illustrated Edition of the World-Famous Vampire Play, St. Martins Press, 1993. p. 75.

Stoker, Bram. Dracula, with Illustrations from the Universal Picture, Grosset and Dunlap, 1931.

Left to Right: Rice, Anne. Interview with the Vampire, Ballentine Books, 1977.; Batman & Dracula, Red Rain, 1992.

Left to Right: Angel, vol. 1.; Buffy the Vampire Slayer, vol. 20, 1998.

Left to Right: Creative Writing Collection, Dracula 97 Convention, 1997 (Hargrett MS 4343, Box 1, Folder 1); Membership Button, PN Elrod Club (Hargrett MS 4343, Box 1, Folder 4); Zine, Taste the Blood of Dracula (Hargrett MS 4343, Box 1, Folder 8) (top); Zine, Lucy Letters, 1989 (Hargrett MS 4343, Box 1, Folder 8) (bottom)