Between Memory and History: The Nineteenth Century in Jewelle Gomez’s Vampire Novel The Gilda Stories and the TV Series True Blood
2010 (English)In: American Studies in Scandinavia, ISSN 0044-8060, Vol. 42, no 2, 57-73 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article examines two American vampire narratives that depict the perspective and memories of a main character who is turned into a vampire in the US in the nineteenth century: Jewelle Gomez’s novel The Gilda Stories (1991), and the first season of Alan Ball’s popular TV series True Blood (2008). In both narratives, the relationship between the past and the present, embodied by the main vampire character, is of utmost importance, but the two narratives use vampire conventions as well as representations of and references to the nineteenth century in different ways that comment on, revise, or reinscribe generic and socio-historical assumptions about race, gender, class, and sexuality.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Open journal systems , 2010. Vol. 42, no 2, 57-73 p.
The Gilda Stories, True Blood, vampires, gothic, memory, slavery, nineteenth century, African Americans, the South
Languages and Literature
Research subject English
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-11547ISI: 000296416100005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-11547DiVA: diva2:493091