St. John Fisher College’s Irish Studies Program Director Dr. Tim Madigan organized an all-day conference Oct. 28, 2013 centered on Irish author Bram Stoker's depiction of the Count Dracula vampire story. The multidiscliplinary study examined Stoker's 1897 novel in the context of its connection to Irish culture and politics as well as other aspects of vampires in popular culture.
Dr. Tim Madigan, Director of Fisher's Irish Studies Program
Glenn Odden, Erie Community College, Buffalo
Joseph Valente, University of Buffalo
Greg Cunningham, St. John Fisher
Kathleen Costello-Sullivan, St. John Fisher.
The event concluded with a showing of the 1992 movie Bram Stoker's Dracula
The Irish Vampire
University of Buffalo professor Michael Valente discusses his book about the Irish roots of Stoker's work
Irish studies director Tim Madigan greets students arriving for the conference
The conference audience included Fisher students and members of the public
The conference was presented with the support of the New York Council for the Humanites