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University Rejects 'Americanization' Of Vampires

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University Rejects 'Americanization' Of Vampires

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Twilight devotees take note — some British scholars want the vampire genre back. Bram Stoker's Dracula was set in London and the English countryside. The University of Hertfordshire hosts a conference called "Open Graves, Open Minds." Scholars will sink their teeth into topics like "Dracula Lives!" and "Undead in the New Media."

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Good morning. "True Blood" fans, "Twilight" devotees take note some British scholars want the vampire genre back. Bram Stoker's "Count Dracula" was set in London and the English countryside, though Stoker himself, was Irish. The University of Hertfordshire now offers a masters in vampire literature. Next week, it hosts a conference called "Open Graves, Open Minds." Scholars will sink their teeth into topics like "Dracula Lives!," "The Gay Undead" and "Undead in the New Media."

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