I didn't make it to Harvard while visiting Beantown this weekend, but this morning finds me wishing that I had. My colleague, the awesome @dianagill, sent along word that one of our authors, Kim Harrison, is being read for English E-212 : The Vampire in Literature and Film. Byron, True Blood, Twilight? Oh, to be an undergrad again! I would sleep til 11, then posit and theorize with the best of them in my 12 pm class. I'd "unpack" misogyny and desire in Stephenie Meyer...I'd talk about the way in which Charlaine Harris conceptualizes the "Other," and then I'd bring it back home and talk about teen sexuality in Buffy. But, alas, since I am indeed at the office today, I'll have to be content with my own, credit-less independent study. Putting my nerdiness aside for a moment...what do you think--would you enroll in the class? Does an academic look at vamps suck the fun right out of it?