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Section 4: Charting Currents of Western Thought


Often, scholars examine Dracula through the lens of sexual dangers and exploits; however, there is another avenue that deserves investigation. "Dracula: The Anti-Vaccination Movement and Urban Life in Victorian England" examines the relationship between Bram Stoker's Dracula and the anti-vaccination movement in Victorian England. In particular, this paper focuses on Stoker's commentary on Victorian England's vaccination movement throughout the pages of his work.

About the Author

Mary Goode is a senior history major and English minor from Nashville, Tennessee. During her time at Harding, Mary has traveled abroad and spent a semester in Florence, Italy. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, and currently serves as the president of Phi Alpha Theta. After graduation in May 2018, Mary plans to move to San Antonio, Texas, to become a teacher and instill the love of words and history into future generations.