Open Access Senior Thesis
Gender and Women's Studies
Mary Ann Davis
© 2014 Megan E. Gianniny
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.
Gianniny, Megan E., ""Other than Dead": Queering Vampires in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Interview with the Vampire, and The Gilda Stories" (2014). Scripps Senior Theses. 382.