OCTOBER 21: THE SLAVIC UN-DEAD AND THE WICKED VAMPIRE
The first session will examine the vampire in the history and cultures of Russia, the Balkans, and Central and Eastern Europe.
OCTOBER 28: ROMANTICISM’S VAMPIRES, FROM ABOMINATION TO LOVER
The vampire will be our guide through the Orientalist fantasies of Coleridge and Byron and the haunting prose of Karamzin and Gogol.
NOVEMBER 4: CULTIVATING DECADENCE IN BRAM STOKER AND THE VICTORIAN VAMPIRE
Published in 1897, Bram Stoker’s Dracula offers a revealing index of Victorian England from Dandyism to Darwinism, from xenophobia to feminism, from Jack the Ripper's murders to John Ruskin’s art theory.
Tom Garza is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literature and the director of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. Elizabeth Richmond-Garza is an asssociate professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Texas, Austin and the director of the graduate program in comparative literature.
Suggested reading: Dracula by Bram Stoker, the first and most chilling portrait of a vampire.
Fall 2018 brochures are out! Please let us know if you did not receive one and we will be happy to send one to you.
Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card.
The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.
Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12.
Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course.
Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!
For additional information about any of our courses, to register offline, or to add your name to our mailing and/or email lists, please contact our adminstrator at registrar.houstonseminar.org or phone 713.666.9000.