[SLAV 0880] - Midterm Exam Guide - Ultimate 18 pages long Study Guide!

90 views18 pages
7 Feb 2017
School
Department
Course
Professor

For unlimited access to Study Guides, a Grade+ subscription is required.

Pitt
SLAV 0880
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
Unlock document

This preview shows pages 1-3 of the document.
Unlock all 18 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in
Unlock document

This preview shows pages 1-3 of the document.
Unlock all 18 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in
1/8/2017 8:58:00 PM
Definitions of the Vampire
a type of dead, or undead, who emerges from his grave in order to
attack the living during their sleep, to suck the warm blood from
their throat or breast and to kill them this way
o Dagmar Burkhart
a being which derives sustenance from a victim, who is weakened
by this experience. The sustenance may be physical or emotional in
nature
o Jan Perkowski
Etymology of Vampire
“Vampire” in English first appears in 1730s
“Vampire” may come from German vampir, which is from the
Serbian word of the same spelling
Another theory is that the word comes from the Turkish word
“uber” (witch) or Slovak verb “vrepit sa” which means (stick to,
thrust into)
Vampires…
Have been recorded across cultures, dating back to ancient
civilizations: the Mesopotamians, ancient Greeks and ancient Indian
cultures
Eastern European, African, Asian, Jewish, Icelandic, Gaelic,
Spanish… all cultures had vampiric legends
However, vampires as we know them today esp. the pale, skeletal
vampire image (i.e. Dracula) dates back only to the 18th century
What are the marks of the vampire as we know them today? Which of these
do we recognize in our reading so far?
Physical
Behavioral
Locative (where do we find them?)
Social
Apotropaic (how do we ward them off?)
Philosophical
find more resources at oneclass.com
find more resources at oneclass.com
Unlock document

This preview shows pages 1-3 of the document.
Unlock all 18 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in
Approaches to Vampirism
Ethnographic
o Folklore
o Religion
Sociological
Medical and biological
Metaphysical
Psychological
Literary, art, and film studies
Historical and sociopolitical
Biological approaches-
Vampire bats
Sole food source is blood
Specialized nose helps it locate source of blood on pray
Has front teeth that look fang-like, used for cutting
Use infrared to find blood on prey
Unlike other bats, can walk, leap and run
Catalepsy
Nervous condition of suspended animation and loss of voluntary
motion.. characterized bya trancelike state of consciousness and a
posture in which the limbs hold any position they are placed in
Similar to Catatonia
Often caused by mental illness, drug withdrawal, extreme stress
Used more often in literature than it actually occurs
Porphyria
Any of several, usually hereditary, abnormalities of porphyrin
metabolism characterized by excretion of excess porphyrins in the
urine
Abdominal pain
Extreme sensitivity to light
Rashes on the skin
Personality changes
find more resources at oneclass.com
find more resources at oneclass.com
Unlock document

This preview shows pages 1-3 of the document.
Unlock all 18 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in

Get access

Grade+
$10 USD/m
Billed $120 USD annually
Homework Help
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
40 Verified Answers
Study Guides
1 Booster Class