The volume Impactul uni mit: Dracula și reprezentarea ficționala a
spațiului romanesc(“The Impact of a Myth: Dracula and the Fictional
representation of the Romanian space”) is an interdisciplinary study that
combines an imagological perspective with an approach based on Dracula
Studies. This book continues the research presented in my previous volume,
published in English: The Birth of the Dracula Myth: Bram Stoker’s
Transylvania (București: Pro Universitaria, 2013). The Birth of the Dracula
Myth analysed the image of Transylvania in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, drawing
a parallel between the novel and the sources consulted by Stoker on
Transylvania, and focusing on what Stoker read and what he wrote about
this region of contemporary Romania.
Impactul uni mit: Dracula și reprezentarea ficționala a spațiului
Romanesc („The Impact of a Myth: Dracula and the Fictional representation
of the Romanian space”) discusses the complexity of the Dracula myth and
its impact on the reflection of Romania in British and American literary
representations. This volume also analyses some literary responses of
several Romanian writers to the vampiric myth invented by Bram Stoker.
The first chapters discuss the image of Romania as a land of vampires in
some literary texts, including novels which depict Transylvania as a
fantastic space, such as Raymond Rudorff, The Dracula Archives (1971), Fred
Saberhagen, The Dracula Tape (1975), Donald F. Glut, Frankenstein meets
Dracula (1977), and C. Dean Andersson, I am Dracula (1993).