Gender in the Vampire Narrative

Author: Amanda Hobson,Melissa Anyiwo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463007148

Category: Education

Page: 196

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Gender in the Vampire Narrative addresses issues of masculinity and femininity, unpacking cultural norms of gender. This collection demonstrates the way that representations of gender in the vampire narrative traverse a large scope of expectations and tropes. The text offers classroom ready original essays that outline contemporary debates about sexual objectification and gender norms using the lens of the vampire in order to examine the ways those roles are undone and reinforced through popular culture through a specific emphasis on cultural fears and anxieties about gender roles. The essays explore the presentations of gendered identities in a wide variety of sources including novels, films, graphic novels and more, focusing on wildly popular examples, such as The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, and Twilight, and also lesser known works, for instance, Byzantium and The Blood of the Vampire. The authors work to unravel the ties that bind gender to the body and the sociocultural institutions that shape our views of gendered norms and invite students of all levels to engage in interdisciplinary conversations about both theoretical and embodied constructions of gender. This text makes a fascinating accompanying text for many courses, such as first-year studies, literature, film, women’s and gender studies, sociology, popular culture or media studies, cultural studies, American studies or history. Ultimately this is a text for all fans of popular culture. “Hobson and Anyiwo chase the vampire through history and across literature, film, television, and stage, exploring this complexity and offering insightful and accessible analyses that will be enjoyed by students in popular culture, gender studies, and speculative fiction. This collection is not to be missed by those with an interest in feminist cultural studies – or the undead.” – Barbara Gurr, University of Connecticut “Hobson and Anyiwo push the boundaries of the scholarship as it has been written until now.” –Catherine Coker, Texas A&M University Amanda Hobson is Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Women’s Resource Center at Indiana State University. U. Melissa Anyiwo is a Professor of Politics & History and Coordinator of African American Studies at Curry College in Massachusetts.

A Soul in Torment

Author: D. J. Marteeny,Richard Marteeny

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475938837

Category: Fiction

Page: 442

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Rick Ferrante once enjoyed a fulfilling life as a priest. Then, in one horrendous act of violence, his life full of purpose and meaning was stripped away. Now, he is a monster-a vampire doomed to walk the earth for all eternity with Lucifer hot on his trail. As he parts from his mentor, Simon, and heads out into the world on his own, Rick thinks his life is an abyss of darkness. But he could not be more wrong. Evangeline Meredeloupe is a savvy New York detective on the scent of a serial killer who has left a trail of mutilated bodies all the way from the city streets to the state parks in Red Rock, Pennsylvania. Like the vampire, Evangeline is something more than human herself. Compounding her troubles is her undeniable attraction to the mysterious figure she now knows is a vampire. But Evangeline isn't the only one attracted to Rick. A dark force has risen from the bowels of Hell-a demon so devious and cruel, she is second only to the Prince of Darkness. All who know Rick soon find themselves in grave danger, for the demon will stop at nothing until she gets what she wants-the delicious paradox that is the vampire priest.

The Guardians of Ascension Series, Books 1-3

Ascension, Burring Skies, Wings of Fire

Author: Caris Roane

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466888474

Category: Fiction

Page: 1424

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Vampires, warriors, Kerrick, Marcus, and Antony have fought their hunger for a woman's love for the past two hundred years. As the Guardians of Ascension, they are sworn to protect the world from the death vamp armies who crave blood and power. But what happens when these Guardians meet their perfect match? Ascension Kerrick has remained strong for years, but will he be able to ignore the forbidden longing to open his heart and veins to Alison, to share his blood...satisfy his thirst...and seal their fates forever? Burning Skies A vampire warrior in exile, Marcus Amargi has a deeper battle on his hands than fighting vampires—the seductive lure of Havily Morgan. The woman meant for him. Whose blood he craves. The one who comes to him in dreams—and demands his surrender... Wings of Fire By night, the winged warrior Antony Medichi fights the death vampires who threaten his world. By day, he hunts the rogue vampires who invade Mortal Earth. But deep in his heart rages the fiercest battle of all—his soul-searing passion for the one mortal he is sworn to protect...the one woman he is doomed to love, but if Parisa hopes to survive—and ascend—she must forge an even deeper bond with the flames of eternity. Fall under the spell of the first three books in the Guardians of Ascension series that Lara Adrian calls, "sexy, cool, edgy romantic fantasy...Prepare to be enthralled."

The Beacon

In the Interest of the Congregational Churches of Michigan

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Publisher: N.A



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