True Blood Wins the Lord Ruthven Society Award

March 29, 2009 by  

true-blood-newTrue Blood has won the Lord Ruthven Society Award for the category of Media/Pop Culture as announced at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Art. The Lord Ruthven Assembly is made up of  scholars and writers who have an active interest in the concept of  vampires in literature, myth, and folklore.  The Assembly’s name comes from the title character of John Polidori’s 1819 literature work entitled  “The Vampyre.”  The Lord Ruthven Assembly holds its annual meeting during the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts every year in March, and each year, the assembly presents the Lord Ruthven Award that recognizes a deserving work in vampire fiction or scholarship which this year goes to HBO‘s True Blood under Media/Pop Culture. The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) is a scholarly organization devoted to the study of the fantastic (broadly defined) as it appears in literature, film, and the other arts. The purpose of the organization is to promote and recognize achievement in the study of the fantastic, mainly through the organization and management of an annual academic conference, the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA).

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The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

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