Anna S. Oppenhagen-Petrescu
Associate Professor,
Department of Sanguinary History



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A Handbook for the Educated Vampire

Press Release

In October 2005, the prestigious University of Csejthe Press will release Anna S. Oppenhagen-Petrescu's long-awaited work, Exsanguinations: A Handbook for the Educated Vampire. This much-discussed volume will contain a distillation of 25 years of research into the Origins, Customs, History, and Literature of the Vampire Community. It will serve both as a primer for the Newly Converted and a convenient desk reference for the experienced Dark Academic. Never before has such a variety of scholarly work been brought together in one place, and readers can look forward to a truly definitive delineation of the Vampire Culture in Dr. Petrescu's trademark simple, elegant prose.

With an introduction by Ambrose K. Mosshammer.

In my 250 years of scholarship, I had never met such an ambitious, ravenous, or charming young classicist as Anna. As work on her dissertation progressed, it became clear to me that I could serve the Community in the most profound way by Converting this young creature, despite my reservations regarding her gender. Nevertheless, I felt that my duty to the academic world was greater than my duty to personal taste, and with a clear conscience I brought Anna into the fold. My expectations have been exceeded time and time again by her exceptional career.

I am proud to say that I have tasted the blood of this fine woman, and that it was exquisite.

—From the Introduction

Preliminary Praise for Exsanguinations

Petrescu has done it! This text will stand for many cycles of Conversion hence. There can be no finer manual for the Vampiric existence than this lovely volume, no more concise and sensitive expression of the postmodern fiend.

—Genevra Verzini

Dare I call this the Vampiric Bible? I think I must, for no more inclusive and profound a book has yet been produced in the Community.

—Adrian Maru

Look for Exsanguinations at fine purveyors of Demonic Texts throughout Europe and America in 2005. Anna will grant a reading of the chapter Interlude: The Short but Innovative Career of Elizabeth Bathory at The Conference in Lodz, Poland, July 2005.

—Read the preface to Exsanguinations

© 2004–2007 Anna S. Oppenhagen-Petrescu, Catherynne M. Valente