Graduation Year

Spring 2014

Document Type

Open Access Senior Thesis


Gender and Women's Studies

Reader 1

Kimberly Drake

Reader 2

Mary Ann Davis

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This thesis examines three diverse vampire narratives from around the 1990s, arguing that the liminal figure of the vampire, forever in between life and death, is also then well-positioned to queer norms around gender, sexuality, and relationships. This queering, however, manifests differently in each narrative. My analysis looks at each of these three narratives in turn, while also considering how each text’s placement as mainstream or not mainstream affected the manifestation of the vampires’ queering.