An Interview with Simon Bacon About Vampires and the Monstrous

In this episode of Speculating Canada, I interview independent scholar and researcher Simon Bacon about the monstrous, and, particularly, about the figure of the vampire in folklore and popular culture.

Simon Bacon is an independent scholar based in Poznań, Poland. He has written and edited 30+ books including Becoming Vampire (2017), Eco-vampires (2019), Nosferatu in the 21st Century (2023), 1000 Vampires on Screen (2 volumes, 2023), Contagion and the Vampire (2023) and The Palgrave Handbook of the Vampire (2024). He can be contacted via his website at: , and his latest releases can be found on his Amazon Author page here:

Interviewed by Derek Newman-Stille, MA, PhD (ABD (They/them)

Derek Newman-Stille

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