I was reading a guest blog by Andrew M. Boylan, when I stumbled upon this little ditty: 'His first reference book, The Media Vampire: A study of vampires in fictional media, is tentatively slated for a late 2011 publication.' That's the first I've heard of it!
For those who don't know, Andy writes Taliesin meets the vampires, a blog jam-packed with thorough reviews of vampire movies; novels occasionally slip past the radar, as do non-fiction books. With the amount of vampire exposure that guy's clocked up through books and film, I can hardly think of anyone more qualified to write about the undead from a media perspective.
Unfortunately, info on the upcoming book's very scare: the only references I found to it, were the guest blog and a brief mention in an interview. The first half of the book will be a literary stroll from Heinrich August Ossenfelder's 'Der Vampir' (1748) to Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897), while he says the 'second half is more diffuse and looks at aspects of the genre I find interesting post-Dracula.' Awesome. Keep your eyes peeled for it; should be good.