Sharpen your teeth (and your wits) because this month, we’re devouring the world of Anne Rice and her cinematic vampires. Discussing their emergence from Gothic literary fever dream to hyper-stylized incarnations on the big screen, Andrea and Alex prove that there’s still life in them yet.
Interview with the Vampire. Dir Neil Jordan, 1994.
Queen of the Damned. Dir. Michael Rymer, 2002.
Anne Rice and Queering of Culture. A discussing of Anne Rice’s ability to subvert cultural norms.
The Poet, the Physician and the Birth of the Modern Vampire. How the modern vampire was constructed from a toxic relationship.
The Rise of Nu Metal. An in-depth history of nu-metal’s influences, popularity and decline.
The Timeless Myth of Medusa, a Rape Victim Turned Into a Monster. A look at the construction of a female monster.
Encyclopedia Gothica by Liisa Ladouceur. Goth subculture, A – Z.
My Vampire Boyfriend: Postfeminism, “Perfect” Masculinity, and the Contemporary Appeal of Paranormal Romance. A look at the romantic appeal of vampires among young women.
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