Virtual Course | Bram Stoker’s Notes for Dracula with Edward G. Pettit [in progress]

Date / Time

  • November 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • December 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • January 10, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



  • Tuition for this course is $150.
  • Rosenbach members receive a 10% discount on tuition.
  • Not a member? We invite you to join upon registration. Click here for more information about membership.
  • This course is limited to participants who are 17 years of age or older.
  • This course is held virtually over Zoom. Please check your spam folder for your email confirmation.
  • If you have questions about registration, please call (215) 732-1600 or email [email protected].
  • Registration opens for Delancey Society members on August 4, for members on August 6, and for the general public on August 9.



Course Description

For all you Dracuphiles, this course is for you! Bram Stoker’s Notes for Dracula is comprised of over 100 pages of outlines, early plot ideas, and research notes, compiled by the author over the seven years he developed and wrote his most famous novel. At each class meeting, we’ll take a close look at the Notes to investigate the ways Stoker conceived and developed his characters and plot over time. Then we’ll discuss how the author’s research brings both his novel and vampire lore to life.

Required Text

Drafts of Dracula, edited and annotated by Robert Eighteen-Bisang and Elizabeth Miller. (Tellwell Talent, 2019, ISBN 0228814294).

Please read the novel Dracula in its entirety before the first meeting.

Bram Stoker’s Notes for Dracula with Edward G. Pettit Syllabus

About the Instructor

Edward G. Pettit is the Sunstein Manager of Public Programs at The Rosenbach. He writes, lectures, and teaches courses on a variety of 19th Century authors and topics, including Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Philadelphia Gothic, and Monsters. Recently he hosted the Sundays with Dracula and Sundays with Frankenstein programs. When not attending Moby-Dick Marathon readings, he can usually be found at literary-themed cocktail parties.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships may be available for this course. For more information, please contact Emilie Parker at [email protected].

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