DRÁCULA AND THE LITERARY CRITERIA SPECIALIZED IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE (1972-2017)

Alejandro Lillo Barceló

Abstract

The present article strives to analyse, in a necessarily synthetic way, the main interpretive currents that have led to the study of Dracula, the novel published by Bram Stoker in 1897. The objective is to better capture what academic interests this novel has generated and how it has gone from being considered a mediocre product to becoming a classic of contemporary literature. Beginning in the seventies, I will expose the evolution of the critique and its most important contributions, focusing on those works that have represented a turning point in the studies on the novel. I hope to complete a broad enough overview of the evolution and state of research around Dracula.

Keywords

Dracula, literary criticism, cultural studies, Bram Stoker, psychoanalysis

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