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NECC Professor Provides Insight on Vampire Allure

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NECC Professor Provides Insight on Vampire Allure

NECC Professor Tom Greene


Tom Greene, assistant professor of English at Northern Essex Community College, will discuss the topic “Why are Vampires Sexy?” in an upcoming presentation at the Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler Street, on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Vampires have long fascinated the English-speaking world, beginning with Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, published more than a hundred years ago, which spawned an entire genre of tales about night-walkers who drink the blood of the living. What is it about vampires that has kept people so deeply enthralled? Tom Greene will outline the evolution of the modern vampire legend and reveal how vampires captivate us by addressing not only our deepest fears, but also our most secret desires.

Dr. Greene, who received his Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and his doctorate in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, specializes in Victorian Literature and Cultural Studies. A Salem resident, Greene also works part time as a ghost tour guide.

This presentation is part of Northern Essex Community College’s Speaker’s Bureau.

For more information on topics or to request a speaker, visit the website at http://www.necc.mass.edu/community-engagement/speakers-bureau/ or call Ernie Greenslade, Marketing Communications, at 978-556-3862.
For more information on the Tewksbury Library presentation, call 978-640-4490 x 205 or go to http://www.tewksburypl.org.

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