Vampires, Werewolves and Strong Women: Alternate Histories or the Re-writing of Race and Gender in Brazilian History
- WOMEN AND VAMPIRES: NIGHTMARE OR UTOPIA? Johnson, Judith E. // Kenyon Review;Winter93, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p72
Presents and analyzes the vampire genre with respect to women. Vampire as a metaphor for class and anxiety over race, gender and power conflicts; Jewelle Gomez's `The Gilda Stories'; Anne Rice's `Vampire Chronicles'; `Varney, the Vampire,'; `The Feast of Blood,'; Stephen King's `Salem's Lot'.
- Interview with a New Vampire. // Young Adult Library Services;Summer2008, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p31
An interview with Quincie, the vampire protagonist of the book "Tantalize" by Cynthia Leitich Smith is presented. When asked about her favorite word, Quincie reveals that she loves the word marinara, and reflects on the Italian restaurant she operates in Austin, Texas. She discusses her favorite...
- Spooky Things. Lubar, David // Read;10/20/2006, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p14
The article offers information on the history and appeal of scary stories. A timeline is presented of books dealing with such themes, from classic works by Edgar Allen Poe to the 21st century stories of Neil Gaiman. An overview of some traditional monsters and their appearances in literature is...
- Vampires and Werewolves: Rewriting Religious and Racial Stereotyping in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series. Ledvinka, Georgina // International Research in Children's Literature;Dec2012, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p195
Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series (2005-8) demonstrates a strong connection with the theology, cultural practices and history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), of which Meyer is an active member. One of the strongest ways in which this connection is demonstrated is...
- Unhappy Housewife Heroines, Galactic Suburbia, and Nuclear War: A New History of Midcentury Women's Science Fiction. Yaszek, Lisa // Extrapolation (University of Texas at Brownsville);Spring2003, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p97
Analyzes the characterization of women in science fiction novels. Dichotomy between housewife and real woman; History of the development of the concept of housewife heroine; Authors who write about women in science fiction.
- Germanic Myths and Gender Constructions in German and Dutch Theatre Texts 1660-1780. van der Haven, Cornelis // Neophilologus;Apr2011, Vol. 95 Issue 2, p249
Germanic liberation myths play an important role in the development of a national consciousness in both the Dutch Republic and the German countries. This article discusses a selection of German and Dutch theatre texts from the seventeenth and eighteenth century about the uprisings and battles of...
- Gabriela Meets Olodum: Paradoxes of Hybridity, Racial Identity, and Black Consciousness in Contemporary Brazil. Hamilton, Russell G. // Research in African Literatures;Spring2007, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p181
The article discusses the role of female mulatto characters in Brazilian literature. Female mulatto characters are traditionally depicted as being exotic, mysterious, coquettish, and sensual, and have become a romanticized figure in Brazil's national identity. The mulatto characters depicted are...
- LOUCURA E ASPECTOS DA CULTURA HELÃŠNICA EM Ã“PERA DOS MORTOS, DE AUTRAN DOURADO. Cavalcanti ATROCH, Daniel // Revista Memento;jan-jul2012, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p218
In this article, we aim to expose the two faces of madness expressed by the character Rosalina (the "dionysian madness" and "madness redeemer"), as well as aspects of Hellenic culture underlying the novel by Autran Dourado, permeating the content provided by formal characteristics of the work.
- Race, Freedom, and the Black Vampire in Jewelle Gomezâ€™s The Gilda Stories. Jenkins, Jerry Rafiki // African American Review;Summer/Fall2013, Vol. 46 Issue 2/3, p313
A literary criticism of the book "The Gilda Stories" by Jewelle Gomez is presented. The author reflects on the history of black vampires in the African diaspora and Gomez's depiction of a black lesbian as the protagonist. Other topics include multicultural conservatism, Afrocentric homophobia,...