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dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/legalcodenone
dc.contributor.authorLindén, Claudianone
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-01T11:46:22Z
dc.date.available2019-08-01T11:46:22Z
dc.date.issued2013none
dc.identifier.issn2000-1525none
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.genderopen.de/25595/1478
dc.description.abstractThe vampire is still primarily a literary figure. The vampires we have seen on TV and cinema in recent years are all based on literary models. The vampire is at the same time a popular cultural icon and a figure that, especially women writers, use to problematize gender, sexuality and power. As a vampire story the Twilight series both produces and problematizes norms in regard to gender, class and ethnici-ty. As the main romantic character in Twilight, Edward Cullen becomes interesting both as a vampire of our time and as a man. In a similar way as in the 19th century novel the terms of relationship are negotiated and like his namesake Edward Rochester, Edward Cullen has to change in important ways for the “happy end-ing” to take place. In spite of a strong interest in sexuality and gender norms in relation to vampires very few studies have focused exclusively on masculinity. This article examines the construction of masculinity in relation to vampirism in the Twilight series. It offers an interpretation of Stephenie Meyer’s novels and the character of Edward as part of a broader field of feminist (re-)uses of the vampire in modern literature with its roots in the literary tradition from Austen and the Brontë-sisters as well as from classic Gothic fiction.none
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.subject.ddc306 Kultur und Institutionennone
dc.subject.otherTwilight Seriesnone
dc.subject.otherStephenie Meyernone
dc.subject.othermasculinitynone
dc.subject.othervampiresnone
dc.subject.otherwerewolvesnone
dc.subject.otherMidnight Sunnone
dc.subject.otherJane Austennone
dc.subject.otherPride and Prejudicenone
dc.subject.otherCharlotte Brontënone
dc.subject.otherJane Eyrenone
dc.subject.otherfeminist theorynone
dc.subject.otherqueer theorynone
dc.subject.othergothicnone
dc.titleVirtue as Adventure and Excess : Intertextuality, Masculinity, and Desire in the Twilight Seriesnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25595/1472
dc.source.pageinfo213-237none
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
dc.source.journalCulture unbound : Journal of current cultural researchnone
dc.source.issue2none
dc.source.volume5none
dc.identifier.pi10.3384/cu.2000.1525.135213none
local.typeZeitschriftenartikel


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