Journal of Dracula Studies

Cover of Journal of Dracula Studies Anniversary Issue

Kutztown University’s English Department recently acquired the Journal of Dracula Studies, edited by Dr. Curt Herr and Dr. Anne DeLong. This peer-reviewed academic journal is published yearly and features scholarly articles from around the world on Bram Stoker, Dracula, and depictions of vampires in folklore, fiction, film, and popular culture.

Transylvanian Society of Dracula

What is the TSD?

The Transylvanian Society of Dracula (TSD) was formed in Romania in 1991, following the fall of Communism. It is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the study of both Count Dracula of fiction and Vlad (Tepes) Dracula of history. There are chapters of the TSD throughout Romania and the rest of Europe.

The TSD in Romania hosts an annual Symposium and World Dracula Congresses. Its official travel agency – Company of Mysterious Journeys – offers Dracula tours in Romania. The head office of the TSD is in Bucharest, Romania. TSD members come from all walks of life: scholars, writers, artists, film buffs, tourism officials, students, computer programmers, home-makers, librarians, etc., all united by a common interest in the myth and the history of Dracula.

The North American Chapter

The North American Chapter was formed at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania in 2016, under the auspices of the Kutztown University Foundation. The President is Dr. Anne DeLong, Associate Professor of English at Kutztown University and Co-editor, along with Dr. Curt Herr, of The Journal of Dracula Studies since 2009.

Membership in the North American Chapter is open to residents of Canada and the U.S., as well as those in other countries that have no active chapter. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Note: The TSD does not direct its programs at practicing vampires or aspiring vampires.

As a member of the North American Chapter, you will receive:

  • our quarterly newsletter, The Borgo Post
  • a free copy of our annual scholarly publication, the Journal of Dracula Studies
  • access to the Membership Directory
  • occasional in-house publications
  • on request, access to various resource materials held by the TSD office
  • updated information on conferences and Dracula tours, as well as discounts on TSD-sponsored events

Most importantly, you will be part of a group that shares your enthusiasm for Dracula.

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Pay by check or money order:

Make checks payable to the Kutztown University Foundation. Indicate the Journal of Dracula Studies in the memo of the check. Mail payments to:

Kutztown University Foundation
Transylvania Society of Dracula
P.O. Box 151
Kutztown, PA 19530