USV – Messages Sages and Ages


From its appearance in Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula has withstood the test of time and achieved a sense of immortality in popular culture. This is in part due to its many reflections in adaptations and retellings until today. Many of these adaptations have been on the Big and Small screens, either in the form of films or serials, and they have each portrayed their own Dracula. This paper aims to illustrate how Dracula has been reflected in a number of works in the 21st century and how the character’s versatility contributes to his immortality in contemporary popular culture.

Iuliana-Elena Asoltanei


    Iuliana-Elena Asoltanei received her BA degree in 2019 and her MA degree in 2021 from the “Ștefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania in English and German Language and Literature and British Culture and Civilisation in a Global Context, respectively. Currently, she is preparing to apply for a PhD programme in English Literature. Her academic interests include topics such as studies on Dracula and representations of monsters in literature, the latter on which she has written about in The Monster — A Modern Take on the Concept by V.E. Schwab.