|Le Vampire - Philip Burne-Jones (1897)|
At yovisto, we have a rather special piece of lecture for all German speaking fellows. Peter Mario Kreuter speaks about the vampire legends of the Balkans and retells numerous marvellous tales about the history of vampirism. One of the most interesting stories was about Bram Stoker and his problems while writing 'Dracula'. Before Stoker came up with putting the scenery to wild romantic Transylvania, we was considering Austria as appropriate location, in particular Styria (Steiermark). Styria is also the home country of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Just imagine the outcome: Dracula with Styrian accent like Arnold Schwarzenegger....'I'll be back'! (Indeed!)
As for the English speaking audience, you might watch Sir Christopher Frayling giving a talk about 'The nightmares of Bram Stoker'.