Essays, books, presentations, websites

Including:

Articles, essays, papers

published essay and reports

 

Books

Published books and unpublished book projects.

 

Presentations

Conference presentations supported by projections.

 

Dossiers

Unpublished research reports.

 

 Websites

Dracula-related online platforms I created around book projects or to support conferences I initiated.

 

For photo galleries and interviews see extra pages.


Chronological overview (For PDFs see the Archive)

You can use this list for your quotations.

  1. "Castle DraculaIts Exact Location reconstructed from Stoker’s Novel, his Research Notes and Contemporary Maps."  Linkoeping University Electronic Press, Sweden. Published on 7 February 2012. PDF file available via https://ep.liu.se/ea/cis/2012/001/cis14001.pdf
  2. "Bram Stoker’s Vampire TrapVlad the Impaler and his Nameless Double." Extended version of the essay added to The Ultimate Dracula. Linkoeping University Electronic Press, Sweden. Published on 19 March 2012. PDF file available via https://ep.liu.se/ea/cis/2012/002/cis15002.pdf
  3. The Ultimate Dracula. Munich: Moonlake Editions UG, ISBN: 978-3943559002. Published on 18 April 2012 (launched at the London Book Fair). Including:
    • "Introduction: Dracula - Between Serial Killer and Romantic Hero" (pages 2-9).
    • "The Dracula Maps" (pages 16-66).
    • "Bram Stoker's Vampire Trap: Vlad the Impaler and his Nameless Double" (pages 222-224, short version).
  4. "Heeft de Vampierbestrijder uit Bram Stoker’s Dracula echt bestaan? De Amsterdamse psychiater Albert van Renterghem en de hypnose." Article in the Dutch literary magazine De Parelduiker, Vol. 17, no. 6 of October 2012, pages 41-58.
  5. Professor Abraham Van Helsing: A Psychiatrist from Amsterdam? Hypnotism, Telepathy, Spiritualism and Magic in The Victorian Age. Unpublished 70-page book manuscript, InDesign versions v.1_BA of 2 September 2012 till v.7 of 19 December 2015.
  6. Dracula Bram Stoker Travel Guide. Unpublished page travel book manuscript about locations related to the Dracula novel. InDesign versions v.1 of 3 December 2012 till of v.29 of 25 March 2015. Updated in Sept. 2019.
  7. Dractravel website. Documentation around the planned Dracula Travel Guide. Launched in October 2013.  Online at http://dractravel.com.
  8. "Who Was Count Dracula—The Vampire's Mysterious Identity." Educational script used for my lessons at Edith Stein Grammar School for Protestant Girls, Munich, December 2012 - March 2013.
  9. "The Road to Castle Dracula." Illustrated presentation for students of the Edith Stein Grammar School for Protestant Girls, during a seminar at the Hotel Castel Dracula, Borgo Pass, April 2013, to prepare for an outdoor excursion in the direction of the Călimani caldera.
  10. "Fact & Fiction in Bram Stoker’s Dracula—Time for a New Paradigm." Special 2013 Christmas issue of Letter from Castle Dracula, the official news bulletin of The Transylvanian Society of Dracula, pages 2-5. Published on 22 December 2013.
  11. "Makt Myrkranna—Mother of all Dracula Modifications?" Letter from Castle Dracula, the official news bulletin of The Transylvanian Society of Dracula, Special Icelandic Issue, pages 3-20. Published on 4 February 2014. Including revisions of 4 February 2014, 17:45 GMT+2.
  12. "Bram Stoker’s Original Preface for Dracula Revealed?" Letter from Castle Dracula, the official news bulletin of The Transylvanian Society of Dracula, Special Easter Issue, pages 3-21. Published on 18 April 2014.
  13. "Dracula’s Truth Claim and its Consequences." Journal of Dracula Studies, ISSN 11492-708X. Volume 16 (2014), pages 53-80. Published in October 2014.
  14. Website Powers of Darkness, documentation around the Makt myrkranna translation project. Online at http://powersofdarkness.com. Launched in July 2014.
  15. "Count Dracula’s Imperial Pathway: Geo-referencing the Via Maria Theresia on the Josephinian Military Survey." Shared with Associatia Tăşuleasa Social in September 2014.
  16. Preface for the Director's Handbook of the Dracula Dossiers/ Night's Black Agents by Kenneth Hite. Text sent to Kenneth Hite on 11 December 2014. Published by Pelgrane Press, London, in October 2015.
  17. "Does the Count Need a Roller-Coaster? - Protecting the Natural Balance of the Borgo Pass." Letter from Castle Dracula, the official news bulletin of The Transylvanian Society of Dracula, Special Romania Issue, pages 2-5. Published on 2 April 2015.
  18. "Three Meetings with Senior TSD Members in Bucharest." Letter from Castle Dracula of 2 April 2015 (see previous entry), pages 7-9.
  19. Mihai Eminescu - Călin (File din poveste /Pages from a tale) - Part IV, translation from the Romanian. Letter from Castle Dracula of 2 April 2015 (see previous entry), page 10.
  20. Book News: Review of Marius Crișan: The Birth of the Dracula Myth – Bram Stoker’s Transylvania, Letter from Castle Dracula of 2 April 2015 (see previous entry), page 11.
  21. "Count Dracula's Address." Presentation in the Dracula Workshop of the BBEC Conference in Timisoara, 25-27 June 2015. Also presented at the IVFAF International Vampire Film and Art Festival, Sighisoara, in May 2016.
  22. "On Marie Nizet’s Capitaine Vampire – And Where it Failed to Influence Bram Stoker."  Letter from Castle Dracula, the official news bulletin of The Transylvanian Society of Dracula, Special Conference Issue, pages 2-5. Published on 25 October 2015.
  23. Book News: Vampyres Among Us. Review of the book by Mark Benecke and Ines Fischer. Letter from Castle Dracula (see previous entry).
  24. The Publication and Reception History of Makt Myrkranna in Iceland. Unpublished research dossier, shared with Dacre Stoker and John E. Browning, autumn 2015.
  25. Fourth World Dracula Congress website, with information about the TSD 2016 Conference. Launched in October 2015. Online at www.tsdcon25.com.
  26. "The Hermeneutical Principles of the March Hare." Introduction to an unpublished 97-page dossier documenting the chronology of my discoveries. Last change: 29 October 2015.
  27. Weighing the Odds: Bram Stoker’s Contribution to Makt Myrkranna. Internal 70-page research dossier,  v.1 of 20 November 2015 till v.17BA of 22 January 2016. Shared with Dacre Stoker and John E. Browning.
  28. "Did McNally and Florescu Commit a One-letter Crime?" Published as "Bloody Nonsense: How Two Scholars Pulled Off the Great Dracula Swindle." Article for Vamped.org. Published 26 May 2016 (World Dracula Day). Online at http://vamped.org/2016/05/26/great-dracula-swindle/.
  29. A Day in the Field. A photographic report refuting Radu Florescu's claims that he was able to spot the menacing silhouette of Castle Frankenstein from Gernsheim at the Rhine with the bare eye, and that view might have inspired mary Wollstonecraft Shelley to visit the castle during the night. I traveled to Gernheim with my interns Dian and Yofina, using a 39 MP Hasselblad camera with a 2,000 Euro lens, to reconstruct what Shelley and Florescu really might have discerned from that location. Even during a sunny day around noon, a piece of the castle's tower appeared so microscopically small on our photos that we had to enlarge to 1600% to recognize it... only 7 pixels wide on an image that was over 7,000 pixels wide. Published as a media album in the Children of the Night Facebook group.
  30. “'Buda-Pesth seems a wonderful place'—How a Hungarian Newspaperman Produced Dracula’s very First Translation and Serialisation." Letter from Castle Dracula, the official news bulletin of The Transylvanian Society of Dracula, Hungary special. Published on 30 June 2016: 2-11.
  31. "Makt Myrkranna—the (Better) Sister Version of Dracula." Presentation at the Fourth World Dracula Congress (TSD International Open Conference), Trinity College,  Dublin, October 2016.
  32. "Something in the Ice." Hans de Roos interviewed by Dave Alexander for Rue Morgue Magazine. Halloween 2016 issue.
  33.  "On Dracula’s Lost Icelandic Sister Text - How a Supposed Translation Proved to Be Much More." Article in Literary Hub. Published on 6 February 2017. Online at http://lithub.com/on-draculas-lost-icelandic-sister-text/
  34. Children of the Night Dracula Conference Platform website, created to prepare the international Dracula conferences in Brasov, starting in October 2018. Launched in October 2016. Online at www.dracongress.jimdofree.com
  35. Powers of Darkness—The Lost Version of Dracula (with a foreword by Dacre Stoker and an afterword by John Edgar Browning). New York: Overlook Publishing/Abrams; London: Duckworth. Release date: 7 February 2017. Including:
    • "Introduction: The Forgotten Book."
    • "A Room with a View: The Floorplans of the Icelandic Castle Dracula."
  36. "The Powers of Darkness: On Dracula's sister version in Iceland." Hans de Roos interviewed by Anna Margrét Björnsson for Iceland Monitor. Published on 13 Febr. 2017, 12:55 GMT, modified 17 Febr. 2017, 13:59 GMT. Online at http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/culture_and_living/2017/02/13/the_powers_of_darkness_on_dracula_s_sister_version_/
  37. "Sweden’s Mörkrets Makter: The Source of Valdimar Ásmundsson’s Makt Myrkranna?" Children of the Night Conference Bulletin 1: 2-7. Published on 5 March 2017, 19:30 GMT+2.  PDF file available at https://dracongress.jimdo.com/conference-bulletin/.

  38. "First and Exclusive Interview with Rickard Berghorn." Children of the Night Conference Bulletin 1: 8. Published on 5 March 2017, 19:30 GMT+2.  PDF file available at https://dracongress.jimdo.com/conference-bulletin/.

  39. "Icelandic Version of Dracula, Makt myrkranna, Turns Out to Be Swedish in Origin." Hans de Roos interviewed by Anna Margrét Björnsson for Iceland Monitor. Published on 6 March 2017, modified  7 March 2017 13.34. Online at  http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/culture_and_living/2017/03/06/icelandic_version_of_dracula_makt_myrkranna_turns_o/.
    archive.is link: http://archive.is/M51ja.
  40. "Interview avec le (re-)découvreur de Powers of Darkness." Hans de Roos interviewed by Adrien Party for the French online magazine Vampirisme.com. Published on 22 March 2017. Online at https://www.vampirisme.com/interview/corneel-de-roos-hans-interview-avec-le-re-decouvreur-de-powers-darkness/.
  41. "Interview avec le (re-)découvreur de Powers of Darkness [addendum]." Hans de Roos interviewed by Adrien Party for the French online magazine Vampirisme.com. Published on 27 March 2017. Online at https://vampirisme.com/interview/corneel-de-roos-hans-interview-avec-le-re-decouvreur-de-powers-darkness-addendum/.
  42. "(Re-)découverte d’une ancienne sérialisation américaine de Dracula." Article announcing the discovery of the first US serialization of Dracula. Vampirisme.com. Published on 27 April 2017. Online at https://vampirisme.com/actualite/re-decouverte-dune-ancienne-serialisation-americaine-de-dracula/
  43. "Interview avec le (re-)découvreur de Powers of Darkness [addendum 2]." Hans de Roos interviewed by Adrien Party for the French online magazine Vampirisme.com. Published on 30 April 2017. Online at http://vampirisme.com/interview/corneel-de-roos-hans-interview-avec-le-re-decouvreur-de-powers-darkness-addendum-2/
    English versions of these French texts can be found in the Archive.
  44. "Graaf Dracula als de Nieuwe Cagliostro." Hans de Roos interviewed by A. C. Stel for the Dutch literary magazine T’is Fris. Published on 1 April 2017. PDF file available in the Archive and at https://tisfris.jimdofree.com/
  45. The reprinted version of Mörkrets makter (1899) as the true matrix of Valdimar Ásmundsson’s Makt myrkranna (1900). A documentary dossier of relevant email messages, screenshots, texts and comments. Internal 269-page research file, originally created and shared with a select number of friends from 11-15 March 2017. Last internal update: 8 April 2017. This dossiers contains my first analyses and comparative notes re. Mörkrets makter, and screenshots of comments made in the 264-page version (Aftonbladets Halfvecko-upplaga version).
  46. "A Triplet Comes Seldom Alone." Submitted on 8 April 2017. Last update: 20 April 2017. Updated introduction essay for Powers of Darkness. Published in Italian in I poteri delle tenebre – Dracula, il manoscrito ritrovato (Italian translation of Powers of Darkness). Milan: Carbonio Editore, 2019.
  47. Updated annotation to the translation of Makt myrkranna. Submitted on 8 April 2017. Published by Carbonio Editore, Milan, 2019 in the Italian edition of Powers of Darkness.
  48. "The Origin of the First Dracula Adaptation." Article submitted mid-April 2017 for the Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Braşov, Series IV: Philology and Cultural Studies • Vol. 10 (59) No. 1 – 2017. Published Oct. 2017.
  49. "Count Dracula—A Vampire from Another Planet?" Presentation at the Helion Conference "Frontiers of the Possible - Borders and Openings in Speculative Fiction" in Timișoara, 6 May 2017.
  50. "Count Dracula's Address and Life-Time identity." Chapter for the book Dracula—An International Perspective, edited by Marius Crișan, published by Palgrave Gothic/Springer in Nov. 2017. The final editing was done in May 2017.
  51. "Innovation in Dracula Studies: A Critical Perspective." Introduction for a planned volume with proceedings of the 2016 Fourth World Dracula Congress, Dublin.
  52. "Makt Myrkranna and Mörkrets Makter: the Earliest Dracula Adaptations." Chapter for a planned volume with proceedings of the 2016 Fourth World Dracula Congress, Dublin.
  53. "Next Stop: Chicago! Earliest U.S. Serialisation of Dracula Known so Far Discovered. Was it the Source of Mörkrets makter?" Article released by Vamped.org, editor Anthony Hogg, on 26 May 2017 00:05 GMT+10 (World Dracula Day—120 Years Dracula). PDF File (v.12) available at http://vamped.org/2017/05/26/world-dracula-day-exclusive-earliest-american-serialisation-dracula-found/.
  54. "Early Proposal to Dramatize Dracula." Facebook post of 2 June 2017, presenting an article from the Kansas City Journal of 3 December 1899, about an early US dramatization that was never realized.
  55. “Any New ‘A-e’ Candidates? A Reply to Rickard Berghorn’s Posts of 18 November 2017.” Published via the Children of the Night Facebook group, December 20, 2017.
  56. "Was Albert Anders Andersson-Edenberg the First Author to Modify Dracula?" Vamped.org of 26 March 2018.
  57. "Was the Preface to the Swedish Dracula Version Written by a Priest? Bernhard Wadström and the ‘White Lady’." Vamped.org. Published on 26 May 2018 (World Dracula Day Special) (incl. an English and German translation of the Swedish preface). Available via https://vamped.org/2018/05/26/was-the-preface-to-the-swedish-dracula-written-by-a-priest/.
  58. "Dracula’s Best-Kept Secret—The Hidden Identity of Professor Van Helsing." Vamped.org. published on 26 May 2018 (W.D.D. Special). Available via https://vamped.org/2018/05/26/van-helsing-finally-identified-an-exclusive-report/
  59. "Early Serializations and Translations of Dracula, and the Internationalization of the Press 1890-1900." Presentation at the International Dracula Congress in Brașov, October 2018.
  60. "The Swedish Drawings for Mörkrets Makter: The First Illustrated Dracula Story Ever." Presentation at the International Dracula Congress in Brașov, October 2018.
  61. "The Roots of the Brașov Conference." Presentation at the International Dracula Congress in Brașov, October 2018.
  62. "Count Draculitz from Sweden—The First Vampire from Outer Space." Article in Helion Magazine, Issue 5/6, June-JUly 2019. Essay based on the conference presentation of 6 May 2017.
  63. "Dracula Was Framed." Facebook Post of 17 February 2020, presenting an article from Söderhamns Tidning of 8 February 1893 about a Hungarian police constable named "Drakulitz" from Gosspodincze (Northern Serbia) who had been framed for murder. Expanded and updated on 8 May 2021.
  64. "Some Notes on the Leipzig Vampire Debate." Essay to be published in the annual report of the Vampire Studies Association.
  65. "Philippine Vampires and Other Mythical Creatures." Documentary that  premiered at the 2021 Children of the Night International Dracula Congress. 70 minutes in 4K and Full HD. Age 14+.
  66. "The History of the COTN International Dracula Conference." Presentation at the International Dracula Congress , 16 April 2018, and at the COTN Website.
  67. Book of Abstracts. Co-editor and "technical wizard" for a 150 page documentation of our COTN International Dracula Conference 2021, published as a free E-book by Cluj University Press. Includes speaker portraits, short biographies, abstracts, PowerPoint slides and event video screenshots.
  68.  Book with the Swedish Dracula drawings of 1899-1900. Crowdfunded via Facebook and Kickstarter. Status of 6 August 2021: c. $ 3,500 funded, 125 books ordered. Including an essay about the backgrounds of the Swedish drawings. Hardcover with 74 pages, 280 x 216 mm (landscape format), 56 large illustrations.
  69. Online interview with Magdalena Grabias (Poland), Enrique Palafox (Mexico) and Yuri Garcia (Brazil) about Dracula Studies and my contributions to it. Published in the 'Children of the Night' Facebook goup.
  70. Interview with Andreas S. for the magazine Strigoi - Revista da Rede Vamp (Brazil) about my various discoveries in the field of Dracula Studies.
  71. "Mörkrets Makter's Mini-Mysteries." Article for the Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Braşov, Series IV: Philology and Cultural Studies, Series IV - Philology and Cultural Studies, Vol. 14(63), 2021. Uploaded to Aademia.edu on September 19, 2021, for peer discussion. The complete issue was officially released on January 27, 2022. Ca. 12,000 words on 38 pages.
  72. Trends and Topics in Mörkrets Makter. E-book, 60 pages A4, ca. 29,000 words, illustrated, ca. 9.3 MB. Rainbow Village/Moonlake. ISBN Nr. 978 3 943559 02 6. Published: December 24, 2021.
  73. Bram Stoker's Hidden World - A Sociogram of London’s Esoteric Circles.
    E-book, 53 pages A4, ca. 24,000 words, illustrated, ca. 9.4 Mb. Rainbow Village/Moonlake. ISBN number: 978 3 943559 03 3. Published: December 31, 2021.
  74. Introductory essay for Powers of Darkness by Bram Stoker. Swedish Adaptation by A-e.  Published by William Trimble, Chicago. ISBN: 978-1-7923-8545-2. Available via Amazon (Kindle), Kobo, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads.

  75. Video answers to interview questions sent by Erin Chapman from Canada, as a contribution to a film to celebrate 125 years of Dracula. See her Morbid Planet YouTube Channel.
  76. Interview about the Nordic versions of Dracula, published by Valur Grettisson of the Reykjavik Grapevine, an Icelandic cultural magazine.  Published on May 9, 2022.
  77. The Best Books to Dive Deeper into Dracula. A review/list of five book recommendations for the new book discussion platform shepherd.com. Published in August 2022.
  78. The True Location of “Lake Hermanstadt” and How to Get There: A Travel Report. Presentation for the COTN International Dracula Conference in November 2022. To prepare for my talk, I wrote a 40-page illustrated paper about the myth of the Scholomance and the location of Stoker's "Lake Hermanstadt," reconstructed from Gerard's travel report in The Land beyond the Forest and other contemporary travel accounts.

For PDF's of the published texts, see the Archive.

For interview texts, see the Interviews page of the Archive (6 interview texts)

For published photo galleries, see the Photos page (9 galleries).