Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Interview with a Vampire Expert

Fri, November 21, 2008

Fans of the "Twilight" vampire/romance series by Stephanie Meyer don't have long to wait for their next Edward fix. The film based on The New York Times bestselling books opens this Friday, Nov. 21.

Since the release of the concluding book in the saga, "Breaking Dawn," vampire expert Thomas Garza, chair of the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at the university, has been helping the media make sense of the series' appeal.

We asked Dr. Garza a few questions to help readers decode the popularity of the vampire. Keep reading to learn why the legend of the vampire has never died.

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