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“Children of the Night” International Dracula Congress

Friday, November 18th 2022

Bram Stoker Time (British time/GMT)


8.45-9.00 Congress Organisers’ opening remarks.


Keynote Speaker  (chair: Magdalena Grabias)

09.00-10.00 Hans Corneel de Roos, The True Location of the Scholomance, and How to Get There: A Travel Report.


Keynote Speaker (chair: Enrique Palafox)

10.00-11.00  Simon Bacon, The Decade that Changed the Vampire Genre: New Directions and Complications in the 1970s.


Session One (chair: Florin Nechita and Magdalena Grabias)

11.00-11.30 Magdalena Grabias, Juliusz Machulski’s Comedy Horror “The Lullaby” as an Exemplar of Post-Millennial Patchwork Gothic.

Vampire Literature: 11.30-12.00 Alexander Williams, Poverty, Parasites and Psychic Vampires. Gold Stake-winning author on his bestselling novel “Eternal Youth”.


Keynote Speaker (chair: Florin Nechita)

12.00-13.00 Marius-Mircea Crișan, Around Millerian paradigm: Dracula and the Critics in Transylvania.


Session Two (chair: Florin Nechita)

13.00-13.30 Alessandra Vallim, Julia Farias, Yuri Garcia, Nosferatu: Expressionist imagery and its artistic influences.

13.30-14.00 Nancy Rosenberg England, ‘I Don’t Live to Drain, I Drain to Live’: Examining What We Do in the Shadows’ Energy Vampire, Colin Robinson.

14.00-14.30 Patricia Hradec, Giulia Moon and Her ‘Dama-Morcega’: Intertextuality among Brasilian Vampires.


Coffee Break 14.30-15.00


Keynote Speaker (chair: Magdalena Grabias)

15.00-16.00 Enrique A. Palafox, Dracula by Bram Stoker, a Transmedial Journal.


Session Three (chair: Enrique Palafox)

16.00-16.30 Dax Stokes, It's Just a Demon: Vampire Activity as Documented by the Church in the Historical Record.

16.30-17.00 Jared L. Schmidt, Autoethnography with the Vampire: How Dracula in the Netflix/BBC Miniseries Applies Folkloristic Methodologies to Examine His Undead Rules and Rituals.

17.00-17.50 Brian Forrest, Blacula is Beautiful.


Coffee Break 17.50-18.00


Session Four (chair: Yuri Garcia)

18.00-18.30 Vitor Souza, The Vampire in Colors: Hammer Films' Dracula and the Dynamics of Gender and Sexuality.

18.30-19.00 David MacDowell Blue, Re-inventing Dracula.

19.00-19.30 Gustavo Garcia, Undead undead undead. Interpretations of Dracula and Vampires in Modern/Contemporary “Fine Art”.

19.30-20.00 An Interview with Dracula’s Grandson: Marius-Mircea Crișan interviews Virgil Borcan.


Virtual VampParty with DJ Florin! 20.00 till the last undead standing! 😉



Saturday, November 19th 2022

Bram Stoker Time (British time/GMT)


Session One (chair: Georgeta Moarcăs)

9.00-9.30 Adam Owsinski, Blood Is life: The Bio-Cultural Ontology of Vampiric Identities.

9.30-10.00 Mike Shepherd, Bram Stoker, Cruden Bay, and Dracula.

10.00-10.30 Ioan Big, One Decade of Dracula Film Festival.

10.30-11.00 Cathleen Allyn Conway, ‘I’ve crossed oceans of versions to find you’: Remediating Mina from novel to screen in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.


Coffee Break 11.00-11.45


Session Two (chair: Magdalena Grabias)

11.45-12.15 Cristian Pralea, Masquarading vampires.

12.15-12.45 Ildikó Limpár, Burying Fears and Fantasies: Vampire Parenthood in Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and The Graveyard Book.

Vampire Film 12.45-13.30 Marton Nagy, “How My Girlfriend Ignited on Our Third Date”.


Coffee Break 13.30-14.15


Session Three (chair: Yuri Garcia)

14.15-14.45 Camila Targino-Dutra, The Double in Claudia: the Vampire Child-Woman.

14.45-15.15 Roberto Cavalcante Rodrigues, I Feel So Much Yummier! - Catwoman's Vampiric Journey in Batman Returns (1992).

15.15-15.45 James McCrea, On Dark Wings: The Development of Bat Iconography in Relation to the Vampire Myth.

15.45-16.15 Peter Gölz, Flying High: Blood Red Sky and the New Wave of German Vampire Films.


Coffee Break and Costume Contest 16.15-16.45 (chair: Roberto Cavalcante Rodrigues)


Vampire Literature (chair: Magdalena Grabias)

16.45-17.15 Chloe Greene, “The Caretakers”.


Keynote Speaker (chair: Enrique Palafox)

17.15-18.15 Dacre Stoker, Recent Discovery in the London Library Shed Light on Bram Stokers Research for Dracula.


Keynote Speaker (chair: Enrique Palafox)

18.15-19.15 Yuri Garcia, The Reconfigurations of the Vampire in Contemporary Cinema.


Vampire Film (chair: Magdalena Grabias)

19.15-20.00 Sean Rourke, “Lucy X Mina”.


Virtual VampParty with DJ Florin! 20.00 till the last undead standing! 😉


Sunday, November 20th 2022

Bram Stoker Time (British time/GMT)


Session One (chair: Nina Trzaska)

8.30-9.00 Kyria Van Gasse, 'Without me, you’re only you’: playing female characters in Vampire: The Masquerade LARP.

9.00-9.30 Bogdan-Alin Imbri, Marius-Mircea Crișan, Dark Knights and Caped Crusaders.

9.30-10.00 Nina Trzaska, Reflecting on the reflectionless: the appearance of the vrykolakas.

10.00-10.30 Gabriela-Marinela Hlușcu, Marius-Mircea Crișan, Lugosi from Lugos: Dracula’s voice and music in Tod Browning’s Dracula (1931).


Coffee Break 10.30-10.45


Vampire Literature (chair: Magdalena Grabias)

10.45-11.15 Chloe Greene, “Darkly Dreaming”.


Session Two (chair: Cristian Pralea)

11.15-11.45 Penny Goodman, Doors, doors, doors everywhere’: thresholds in Stoker’s Dracula and its adaptations.

11.45-12.15 Ruxandra Ivăncescu, Bram Stoker’s Mythology: From Dracula to The Jewel of Seven Stars.

12.15-12.45 Peadar O'Dea, Disabling Dracula: A Disability Studies Analysis of Dracula, Carmilla and The Historical Context of The Vampire Myth.

12.45-13.15 Georgeta Moarcăs, Mircea Eliade's Miss Christina, a contextual and intertextual reading.


Coffee Break 13.15-13.30


Keynote Speaker (chair: Yuri Garcia)

13.30-14.30 Laura Canepa Brazilian Vampires, Military Dictatorship and Pop Culture .


Session Three: (chair: Roberto Cavalcante Rodrigues)

Panel: “Eric Stenbock: Sexuality and Gothic Monsters”.

14.30-15.00 Ian Clark, The lust that dare not speak its name: cruising, code, and queer vampirism in Eric Stenbock’s “The True Story of a Vampire” (1894).

15.00-15.30 Brooke Cameron, The Queer Animal Gothic in Stenbock’s “The Other Side: A Breton Legend”.

15.30-16.00 Zsolt Bojti, From the Erlkönig to the “real vampire”: On the Origins of “The True Story of a Vampire” by Stenbock.


Coffee Break 16.00- 16.30


Keynote Speaker (chair: Enrique Palafox)

16.30-17.30 John Browning, Dracula Was Legend: Reflections on Critical Reception and the Making of the Modern Vampire.


Keynote Speaker (chair: Enrique Palafox)

17.30-18.30 Leslie Klinger, The Changing Image of the Vampire.


Session Four (chair: Florin Nechita)

18.30-19.00 Florin Nechita, Adina Nicoleta Candrea, Overpromising Dracula from Vlad to Elon.

19.00-19.45 Yong Liu, Bruneian Vampire and Ghost Shorts made by UBD Students.


19.45-20.00 Organisers’ closing remarks.


Virtual VampParty with DJ Florin! 20.00 till the last undead standing! 😉