Publications

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Monographs

2020

Bacon, Simon. Eco-Vampires: The Undead and the Environment. Jefferson, NC: McFarland: 2020. | Amazon | McFarland |

2019

Bacon, Simon. Dracula as Absolute Other: The Troubling and Distracting Specter of Stoker’s Vampire on Screen. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2019. | Amazon | McFarland |

2016

Bacon, Simon. Becoming Vampire: Difference and the Vampire in Popular Culture. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2017. [Published 2016]. | Amazon | Peter Lang |


Edited Volumes

2020

Bacon, Simon, and Leo Ruickbie, eds. The Cultural Construction of Monstrous Children: Essays on Anomalous Children from 1595 to the Present Day. London: Anthem Press, 2020. | Amazon | Anthem Press |

Bacon, Simon, ed. Monsters: A Companion. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2020. | Amazon | Peter Lang |

2019

Bacon, Simon, ed. Horror: A Companion. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019. | Amazon | Peter Lang |

2018

Bacon, Simon, ed. The Gothic: A Reader. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2018. | Amazon | Peter Lang |

Bacon, Simon, and Katarzyna Bronk, eds. Growing Up with Vampires: Essays on the Undead in Children’s Media. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018. | Amazon | McFarland |

2017

Farghaly, Nadine, and Simon Bacon, eds. To Boldly Go: Essays on Gender and Identity in the “Star Trek” Universe. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017. | Amazon | McFarland |

2014

Bonda, Moreno, and Simon Bacon, eds. Seductive Concepts: Perspectives on Sins, Vices and Virtues. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2014. | Amazon |

2013

Bacon, Simon, and Katarzyna Bronk, eds. Undead Memory: Vampires and Human Memory in Popular Culture. Bern: Peter Lang, 2014. [Published 2013] | Amazon | Peter Lang |


Book Chapters

2021

Bacon, Simon. “The Steam Age Vampire.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Steam Age Gothic, edited by Clive Bloom, 633–46. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. | Amazon | Palgrave Macmillan |

2020

Bacon, Simon. “‘The Creatures of the Night, What Bad Jokes They Make!’: Racism, ‘True’ Humor and the Nationalistic Vampire on Film.” In The Global Vampire: Essays on the Undead in Popular Culture Around the World, edited by Cait Coker, 77–89. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2020. | Amazon | McFarland |

Bacon, Simon. “Domestic Abuse: The Invisible Man (Whannell, 2020) – Domestic Monsters.” In Monsters: A Companion, edited by Simon Bacon, 23–30. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2020. | Amazon | Peter Lang |

Bacon, Simon. “‘A Dream Within a Dream’: Children’s ‘Horror’ Television and Lesbianism in the World of Marceline the Vampire Queen.” In New Queer Horror Film and Television, edited by Darren Elliott-Smith and John Edgar Browning, 105–19. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2020. | Amazon | University of Wales Press |

Bacon, Simon. “The Post-human Vampire.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic, edited by Clive Bloom, 555–67. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. | Amazon | Palgrave Macmillan |

Bacon, Simon. “Transmedia Vampires.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic, edited by Clive Bloom, 541–53. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. | Amazon | Palgrave Macmillan |

2019

Bacon, Simon. “Alex Garland’s Ex Machina (2014) – Science Fiction Vampires.” In Sci-Fi: A Companion, edited by Jack Fennell, 89–94. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019. | AmazonPeter Lang |

Bacon, Simon. “From Deadly to Dead Friendly: The Acculturation of the Vampire in Young Children’s Literature of the 1970s and 80s.” In All Around Monstrous: Monster Media in Their Historical Contexts, edited by Verena Bernardi and Frank Jacob, 23–43. Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press, 2019. | Amazon | Vernon Press |

Bacon, Simon. “Remaking Olimpia: Agency and the Gothic Afterlives of ‘Female’ Automata.” In Gothic Afterlives: Reincarnation of Horror in Film and Popular Media, edited by Lorna Piatti-Farnell, 97–110. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019. | Amazon | Rowman & Littlefield |

Bacon, Simon. “Trump’s Great American Family: Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia in Hotel Transylvania 2.” In Make America Hate Again: Trump-Era Horror and the Politics of Fear, edited by Victoria McCollum, 131–40. London [Oxon, UK]: Routledge, 2019. | Amazon |  Routledge |

2018

Bacon, Simon. “Alex Garland’s Ex Machina (2015) – Vampire Gothic.” In The Gothic: A Reader, edited by Simon Bacon, 225–33. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2018. | AmazonPeter Lang |

Bacon, Simon. “The Future Is White, the Future Is Undead: Reframing the American Vampire Dystopia in Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain Trilogy.” In Worlds Gone Awry: Essays on Dystopian Fiction,  edited by John J. Han, C. Clark Triplett and Ashley G. Anthony, 210–24. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018. | Amazon | McFarland |

Bacon, Simon, and Katarzyna  Bronk. “Looking Back and Seeing the Future: Adult Nostalgia and Negotiating the Future in Children’s Books and Films Featuring Vampires.” In Growing Up with Vampires: Essays on the Undead in Children’s Literature, edited by Simon Bacon and Katarzyna  Bronk, 200–215. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018. | Amazon | McFarland |

2017

Bacon, Simon. “Anywhere-Nowhere, California: The Real, the Imaginary and the Lonely Vampire in the Golden State.” In A Dark California: Essays on Dystopian Depictions in Popular Culture, edited by Katarzyna Nowak-McNeice and Agata Zarzycka, 115–26. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017. | Amazon | McFarland |

Bacon, Simon. “Breaking and Entering: Psychic Violation, Metempsychosis and the Uninvited Female Vampire.” In Hospitality, Rape and Consent in Vampire Popular Culture: Letting the Wrong One In, edited by David Baker, Stephanie Green, and Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska, 69–85. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. | Amazon | Palgrave Macmillan |

Bacon, Simon. “The Great Deceiver: Vampires, Old Age and the Nineteenth-Century Stage.” In Autumnal Faces: Old Age in British and Irish Dramatic Narratives, edited by Katarzyna Bronk, 183–204. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2017. | Amazon | Peter Lang |

Bacon, Simon. “Memories of You: The Undying Love of the Zombie in Harold’s Going Stiff.” In Romancing the Zombie: Essays on the Undead as Significant “Other”, edited by Ashley Szanter and Jessica K. Richards, 89–99. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017. | Amazon | McFarland |

Bacon, Simon. “The Scars of Dracula: Count Dracula and the Undead Meaning in Children’s Early Readers.” The Morals of Monster Stories: Essays on Children’s Picture Book Messages, edited by Leslie Ormandy, 110–25. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017. | Amazon | McFarland |

Bacon, Simon. “To Boldly Go Where No Undead Have Gone Before: Comparisons between Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” In To Boldly Go: Essays on Gender and Identity in the “Star Trek” Universe, edited by Nadine Farghaly and Simon Bacon, 236–50. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017. | Amazon | McFarland |

Bacon, Simon. “To See and to Be Seen: Surveillance, the Vampiric Lens and the Undead Subject.” In Spaces of Surveillance: States and Selves, edited by Susan Flynn and Antonia Mackay, 105–119. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. | Amazon | Palgrave Macmillan |

Bacon, Simon. “Under the Influence: Undead Planets and Vampiric Dreamworlds in Outer Space.” In Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre, edited by Michele Brittany, 164–79. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017. | Amazon | McFarland |

Bacon, Simon. “The Vampire in a City of Glass: Excess, Memory and Immortality in the Modern Metropolis.” In Urban Monstrosities: Perversity and Upheaval in the Unreal City, edited by Joseph DeFalco Lamperez and J. Alexandra McGhee, 147–68. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017. | Amazon | Cambridge Scholars Publishing |

2016

Bacon, Simon. “Consuming Identity: Globalism, Capitalism and Individuality in Mum & Dad (2008).” In (Non)Belonging: (Re)Reading Identities, edited by Liliana Sikorska, Joanna Jarząb and Marta Frątczak, 187–202. Poznań: Wydział Anglistyki UAM, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/10593/14492.

Bacon, Simon. “Dying to Love You: The Evolution of the Romantic Zombie.” In The Supernatural Revamped: From Timeworn Legends to Twenty-First Century Chic, edited by Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan, 177–90. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016. | Amazon | Rowman & Littlefield |

Bacon, Simon. “The Expectational Body: The Becoming of the Tortured Vampire Horde in Daybreakers.” In Screening the Tortured Body: The Cinema as Scaffold, edited by Mark de Valk, 71–88. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. | Amazon | Palgrave Macmillan |

2015

Bacon, Simon. “Bad Language: The Monstrous Manifestations of the Word Made Flesh in Pontypool (2008) by Bruce McDonald.” In Beyond the Night: Creatures of Life, Death and the In-Between, edited by Nadine Farghaly, 43–64. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. | Amazon | Cambridge Scholars Publishing |

Bacon, Simon. “Hyde and Seek: The Changing Face of the Monster as Seen in Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” In The Monster Stares Back: How Human We Remain Through Horror’s Looking Glass, edited by Mark Chakares and Marcia Heloisa Amarante Gonçalves, 17–40. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2015. | Amazon |

2014

Bacon, Simon. “The Cullens: Family, Mimicry and the Post-Colonial Vampire.” In Screening Twilight: Critical Approaches to a Cinematic Phenomenon, edited by Wickham Clayton and Sarah Harman, 139–50. London: I.B. Tauris, 2014. | Amazon | Bloomsbury |

Bacon, Simon. “‘Enter Freely and of Your Own Will’: Invitations, Travel and Trauma in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” In Of What is Past, or Passing, or to Come: Travelling in Time and Space in Literature in English, edited by Liliana Sikorska, 65–76. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Edition, 2014. | Amazon | Peter Lang |

Bacon, Simon. “Locked in Time: Trauma, Memory, and the Barthesian Punctum in Richard Matheson’s Fiction.” In Reading Richard Matheson: a Critical Study, edited by Cheyenne Mathews and Janet V. Haedicke, 211–24. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. | Amazon | Rowman & Littlefield |

Bacon, Simon. “Nature or Nurture: Childhood, Sin and the Antichrist in The Omen Trilogy.” In Seductive Concepts: Perspectives on Sins, Vices and Virtues, edited by Moreno Bonda and Simon Bacon, 77–98. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2014. | Amazon |

Bacon, Simon. “‘Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast’: Living Memory and Undead History.” In Unraveling “Resident Evil”: Essays on the Complex Universe of the Games and Films, edited by Nadine Farghaly, 216–34. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014. | Amazon | McFarland |

Bacon, Simon. “‘This is Something New . . . or—Something Very, Very Old’: The Strain Trilogy in Context.” In The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro, edited by Ann Davies, Deborah Shaw and Delores Tierney, 63–82. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. | Amazon | Palgrave Macmillan |

Bacon, Simon. “The Transmedia Vampire: From Bram Stoker’s Dracula to HBO’s True Blood.” In Words, Worlds and Narratives: Transmedia and Immersion, edited by Tawnya Ravy and Eric Forcier, 55–78. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2014. | Amazon | Brill (2019 E-Book [PDF]) |

2013

Bacon, Simon. “Alien Queens and Monstrous Machines: The Conflation of the Out-of-Control Female and Robotic Body.” In The Female of the Species: Cultural Constructions of Evil, Women and the Feminine, edited by Hannah Priest, 57–74. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013. | Amazon | Brill (forthcoming E-Book [PDF]) |

Bacon, Simon. “Eat Me! The Morality of Hunger in Vampiric Cuisine.” In Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic, edited by Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan, 41–56. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013. | Amazon | Rowman & Littlefield |

Bacon, Simon. “How the Earth Went Bad: From Wells’ The War of the Worlds to the Zombie Apocalypse in the 21st Century.” In Monstrous Geographies: Places and Spaces of the Monstrous, edited by Sarah Montin and Evelyn Tsitas, 145–64. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013. | Amazon | Brill (2019 E-Book [PDF])|

Bacon, Simon. “The Inescapable Moment: The Vampire as Individual and Collective Trauma in Let Me In by Matt Reeves.” In Undead Memory: Vampires and Human Memory in Popular Culture, edited by Simon Bacon and Katarzyna Bronk, 263–88. Bern: Peter Lang, 2014. [Published 2013] | Amazon | Peter Lang |

Bacon,, Simon. “‘I’ve been Twelve for a Very Long Time’: Trauma, Reparation and Continuance in Let Me In by Matt Reeves.” In The Strangled Cry: The Communication and Experience of Trauma, 19–28. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013.

Bacon, Simon. “The Lost Boys?: Monstrous Youth of the Cinematic Teenage Vampire.” In Beyond the Monstrous: Reading from the Cultural Imaginary, edited by Janice Zehentbauer and Evan Gledhill, 73–90. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013.

Bacon, Simon. “Prequel, Sequel or Equal: The Transmedia Vampire and the Graphic Novel.” In Cultural Excavation and Formal Expression in the Graphic Novel, edited by Jonathan Evans and Thomas Giddens, 235–43. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013. | Brill (2019 E-Book [PDF]) |

Bacon, Simon. “The Vampiric Diaspora: The Complications of Victimhood and Post-memory as Configured in the Jewish Migrant Vampire.” In The Modern Vampire and Human Identity, edited by Deborah Mutch, 111–27. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. | Amazon | Palgrave Macmillan |

2010

Bacon, Simon. “The Breast Bites Back: How the Projected ‘Bad’ Object of the Female Vampire Achieves Autonomy in L. Wiseman’s Underworld Evolution.” In Illuminating the Dark Side: Evil, Women and the Feminine, edited by Andrea Ruthven and Gabriela Mádlo, 99–108. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2010. | Academia.edu | Brill (forthcoming E-Book [PDF])|


Articles

2020

Bacon, Simon. “Technology and Ghost Hunting in Film from Photographing a Ghost (1898) to Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013).” Paranormal Review, no. 94, 2020, 20–24. | Society for Psychical Research |

2016

Bacon, Simon. “Dirty, Wild Beasts! Representations of the Homeless as Werewolves in Horror Films from Werewolf of London (1935) to Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009).” In “Werewolves: Studies in Transformation,” edited by Kaja Franck and Janine Hatter. Special issue, Revenant, no. 2 (December 2016): 73–90. http://www.revenantjournal.com/contents/dirty-wild-beasts-representations-of-the-homeless-as-werewolves-in-horror-films-from-werewolf-of-london-1935-to-underworld-rise-of-the-lycans-2009.

2013

Bacon, Simon. “‘We Can Rebuild Him!’: The Essentialisation of the Human/Cyborg Interface in the Twenty-First Century or Whatever Happened to The Six Million Dollar Man?” In “25th Anniversary Volume – A Faustian Exchange: What Is It to Be Human in the Era of Ubiquitous Technology?,” edited by Karamjit S. Gill. Special issue, AI & Society: Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication 28, no. 3 (August 2013): 267–76. Published ahead of print, February 17, 2012. | DOI |

2012

Bacon, Simon. “The Right One or the Wrong One? Configurations of Child Sexuality in the Cinematic Vampire.” Red Feather Journal 3, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 24–36.

Bacon, Simon. “(S)Mothering Reproduction: Procreation, Gender and Control in the Transformers Films by Michael Bay.” In “Motherhood,” edited by Valerie Guayant. Special issue, Femspec 12, no. 2 (2012): 47–65. | Femspec |

Bacon, Simon. “‘This Is Something Very Old—or Something Very, Very New!’: The New ‘Old Vampire’ in Fright Night by Craig Gillespie (2011).” In “Monstrous Memory,” edited by Simon Bacon. Special issue, Monsters and the Monstrous 2, no. 1 (May 2012) 81–92.

2011

Bacon, Simon. “Binging: Excess, Aging, and Identity in the Female Vampire.” MP: An Online Feminist Journal 3, no. 3 (Winter 2011): 21–37. http://academinist.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/030303Bacon_Binging.pdf. | Academia.edu |

Bacon, Simon. “Life’s a Mutha!: Motherhood, Melancholia, and the Loss of Self in Ann Veronica by H.G. Wells and Alien Resurrection by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.” Wellsian, no. 34 (2011): 76–87. | The Wellsian |

Bacon, Simon. “Lost Boys: The Infernal Youth of the Cinematic Vampire.” Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies 5, no. 2 (Fall 2011): 152–62. | Academia.edu |

Bacon, Simon. “People are Strange: Re-Viewing The Lost Boys.” In “Letting the Vampire In,” edited by Sophie G. Einwächter and Maria Verena Siebert. Special issue, onlinejournal kultur & geschlecht, no. 8 (July 2011): 1–21. https://kulturundgeschlecht.blogs.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Bacon_Re-Viewing.pdf. | Academia.edu |

Bacon, Simon. “Zero to Hero: The Transitional Vampire and Human Becoming.” University of Bucharest Review, n.s., 1, no. 1 (2011): 43–62. | Academia.edu | University of Bucharest Review |

Reviews

2017

Bacon, Simon. “Devil’s Advocates.” Review of Let the Right One In, by Anne Bilson; Suspiria, by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas; and The Blair Witch Project, by Peter Turner. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 28, no. 1 (2017): 123–8. | Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts |

2013

Bacon, Simon. Review of Vamps, directed by Amy Heckerling; and Midnight Son, directed by Scott Leberecht. In “Monstrous Beauty/The Beauty of Monstrosity,” edited by Simon Bacon. Special issue, Monsters and the Monstrous 3, no. 2 (November 2013) 119–23.

2012

Bacon, Simon. Review of Gothika: Vampire Heroes, Human Gods, and the New Supernatural, by Victoria Nelson. In “The Twilight Saga and Pedagogy,” edited by Simon Bacon. Special issue, Monsters and the Monstrous 2, no. 2 (November 2012) 119–23.

Bacon, Simon. Review of Let the Right One In, by Anne Billson. In “Monstrous Memory,” edited by Simon Bacon. Special issue, Monsters and the Monstrous 2, no. 1 (May 2012) 93–102.

Conference Proceedings

2010

Bacon, Simon. “Hello Stranger!?: The Vampiric Re-Finding of the Projected Self in Let the Right One In by Tomas Alfredson (2009).” Paper presented at Transmission: Hospitality Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, July 2, 2010. https://extra.shu.ac.uk/transmission/papers/BACON%20Simon.pdf. | Academia.edu |