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Life Long Learners Learn the Allure of Vampires

Submitted by on April 29, 2014 – 3:44 pm
Assistant English Professor Tom Greene

Assistant English Professor Tom Greene

Northern Essex Community College English Professor Tom Greene will discuss “Why Vampires are Sexy” as part of Northern Essex Community College’s Life Long Learning Program on Thursday, May 15 at 2 p.m. in the David Hartleb Technology Center, 100 Elliott St. Admission is $2.

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.

 Life Long Learning is a program of lectures, study groups, and trips for adults. All programs are open to the public.

For more information or to receive a free calendar of upcoming Life Long Learning events, contact Charlene Boucher, Life Long Learning coordinator, at 978-659-1225, or