Bibliography Pertaining to the Supernatural in Literature
We receive numerous requests for information from students writing papers on the Vampire Chronicles and other novels by Anne. This is a list of books dealing with the themes of the vampire and/or supernatural literature.
The Blood is Life: Vampires in Literature. Leonard G. Heldreth and Mary Pharr, eds. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1999.
Blood Red: The Vampire as a Metaphor in Contemporary Culture. Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger, eds. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.
A Companion to the Gothic. David Punter, ed. Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing, 2000.
A Dark Night’s Dreaming: Contemporary American Horror Fiction. Tony Magistrale and Michael Morrison, eds. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1996.
The Fantastic Vampire: Studies in the Children of the Night, James Craig Holte, ed. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2002.
ADDED 7/27/07 Queer Gothic. George E. Haggerty. Urbana and Chicago: University of
Illinois Press, 2006.
Vampire Legends In Contemporary American Culture: What Becomes A Legend Most. William Patrick Day. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 2002.
Writing Horror: The Fiction of Stephen King, Clive Barker and Anne Rice. Linda Badley. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1996.
The Biology of Horror: Gothic Literature and Film. Jack Morgan. Southern Illinois University: the Board of Trusties, 2002.
Gothic & Gender: An Introduction. Donna Heiland. Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.
Fears and Fascinations: Representing Catholicism in the American South. Thomas F. Haddox. New York: Fordham university Press, 2005.
On Writing Horror: A Handbook by the Horror Writers Association. Mort Castle, ed. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books, 2007.
Southern Writers: A New Biographical Dictionary. Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel, eds. Bryan Giemez, asst. ed. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006.
Vampires, Mummies, and Liberals: Bram Stoker and the Politics of Popular Fiction. David Glover. Durham and London: Duke University, 1996.
Also of possible interest:
The Unauthorized Anne Rice Companion. George Beahm ed. Williamsburg, Virginia: GB Publishing/Ink, 1995.
Conversations With Anne Rice: An Intimate, Enlightening Portrait of Her Life and Work. Michael Riley. New York: Ballantine Books, 1996.
Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers: Anne Rice: A Critical Companion. Jennifer Smith. Westport, Connection: Greenwood Press, 1996.
Haunted City: 3rd Ed: An Authorized Guide to the Magical Magnificent New Orleans of Anne Rice. Joy Dickinson. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp, 2004.
Prism of the Night: A Biography of Anne Rice. Katherine Ramsland. Penguin/Plume, 1994.
The Vampire Companion: The Official Guide to Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles. Katherine Ramsland. New York: Ballantine Books, 1995.
The Witches Companion: The Official Guide to Anne Rice’s Lives of the Mayfair Witches. Katherine Ramsland. New York: Ballantine Books, 1994.