Not Your Mother's Vampire analyzes twenty current young adult vampire novels and also addresses Buffy the Vampire Slayer-all vampire representations aimed at younger audiences. The book's structure includes an overview of vampire scholarship, an analysis of vampire characters (featuring an exploration of vampire conventions and vampires and sexuality), an analysis of human characters (featuring an exploration of those humans who fight vampires and those who date vampires), and an analysis of the vampire characters from the Buffyverse.
Deborah Wilson Overstreet is associate professor of literacy education in the Department of Elementary Education at the University of Maine at Farmington, where she teaches courses in reading and language arts methods, children's literature, young adult literature, diversity education, and now, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She is the author of Unencumbered by History: The Vietnam Experience in Young Adult Fiction (1998).
Chapter 1 1. Vampires 101 Chapter 2 2. Undead and Unmasked: The Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth, about Vampires Chapter 3 3. Meet, Fight, or Possibly Even Love a Vampire: The Human-Vampire Connection Chapter 4 4. Welcome to the Buffyverse: Vampires, High School, and the Hellmouth Chapter 5 5. All the Titles that Bite: Vampire Novels and Scholarship Part 6 Appendix: The Ten Classic Vampire Narratives Part 7 Bibliography Part 8 Index Part 9 About the Author