This collection places the fiction of Bram Stoker in relation to this life, career and status as a late Victorian. It centres on various aspects of his interests and career, such as politics, the legal system, his role as Irving's stage manager, and analyses his work in relation to these.
Matthew Gibson is Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Macau. He is the author of 'Yeats, Coleridge and the Romantic Sage' (Macmillan, 2000) and 'Dracula and the Eastern Question: British and French Vampire Narratives of the Nineteenth Century Near East' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). He is presently completing a new monograph for the University of Wales Press, called 'Nineteenth Century European Gothic: Vampires, Doubles and the French Revolution'. Sabine Lenore Müller is an Associate Professor at the English Department of Zhejiang International Studies University in Hangzhou, China. Between 2009 and 2013 she held a Lady Gregory Research fellowship at the National University of Ireland Galway, where she completed her PhD dissertation on the environmental philosophy of W. B. Yeats and R. M. Rilke, in 2014 she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the English department at the University of Macau, conducting research on Bram Stoker's literary collaborations under the guidance of Prof. Matthew Ian Gibson. While at NUIG, she co-organized an international conference and two symposia on eco-criticism. Her work in China focuses on contributing to Irish studies and the environmental humanities.