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The Transylvanian Society of Dracula®
Romania, Bucharest 1, 47 Primaverii blvd. Phone/fax: +40/1.679.42.52; 40/1.679.57.42
Call for papers and participation
May 9 - 11, 2001
Transylvania - Romania
The Controversial Voyevode Vlad Dracula, The Impaler
- The origin and the family of Dracula
- Royal and princely European families related to the family of Dracula
- Vlad Draculas descendants: false and right claims worldwide
- European contemporaries of Vlad: relationships
- Where and when was Vlad the Impaler born?
- New avenues of research: Vlads possible resting place
- The Order of the Dragon with Vlads descendants
- Vlads Valahia: administrative and social structures; domestic and foreign policy; the army
- Civil punishments in mediaeval Valahia; comparative means of punishments in Europe (15 century)
- The origin of impalement. Vlads punishments
- War tactics with Vlad the Impaler; the psychological warfare; night attacks
- The sources of the negative fame of Vlad (the Christian adversaries)
- The sources of the positive fame (resistance to Ottoman expansion)
- Vlad Dracula and the Pope
- Portraits of Vlad (description and graphic)
- The Saxon, Turkish and Slavic pamphlets, chronicles, documents: critical appraisals
- Vlad in the folk stories of the Romanians
- Mysteries in the life of Vlad Dracula: his wives; his whereabouts between 1462-1474; the manner of his death
- How much about Vlad did Bram Stoker know?
- The gradual vampirisation of Vlad in the Western literature, film, media, studies; in Romania
- Surprising new trends in the perception of Vlad Tepes: model for teenagers, and not only
Organizer of the symposium:
Transylvanian Society of Dracula
and its chapter in Sighisoara - Romania
Company of Mysterious Journeys Romania
Synopses of 700-900 words of intended papers are welcome
till February 15, 2001
The Organizing Committee will advise on eligibility.
A documentary trip will follow.
T. S. D.
47 Primaverii bd. Bucuresti 1, Romania
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