Post a response of at least 100 words on ONE of the topics listed below by 11:59pm Wednesday, April 1. Be sure to back up your opinion by citing scenes or specifics from the relevant reading / films. Please also review the grading criteria and etiquette for the discussion boards if you have not already done so.
Be sure to include a word count at the end of your post! (Note: To get a word count, write your post in Word first to see how many words you have, then copy the post onto the discussion board.) Failure to include a word count results in an automatic -1 penalty (out of 5). Failure to write a post of at least 100 words results in an automatic zero on the assignment.
Topics (Choose only one):
1. Compare the image of the vampire in Le Fanu’s Carmilla and the TV episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. How does the 20th century image of the vampire differ from that of the nineteenth century? What elements of the vampire tale remain constant, what changes? What does this tell us about the vampire figure over the centuries?
2. What is the importance of setting in Le Fanu’s Carmilla and the TV episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. How do the images of the settings (Styria in Carmilla and Sunnydale in “Buffy”) contribute to our understanding of the story?
3. Compare and contrast the image of Laura in Le Fanu’s Carmilla and Buffy in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” How are these two figures alike? How are they different? Does the Victorian idea of “separate spheres” discussed by Dr. Kathryn Hughes impact both images of womanhood?