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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Rise of the Vampire

The Rise of the Vampire
Erik Butler
Call Number
GR830.V3 B88 2013
2nd Floor Social Sciences
Book Review
Butler looks at the popularity of the vampire legend from a sociological viewpoint. The book discusses vampire history from its inception as a response to oppression to its current incarnations. From Lord Ruthven to Varney the Vampire to Edward Cullen to Lestat, Butler makes connections between the evolution of the vampire legend and the sociological zeitgeist. It’s a little dry, but worth the scholarly wading through.
Submitted By
Lugene Rosen
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries

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