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Forget Prince Charming. I want a vampire in a shiny silver Volvo.: En studie av manlig sexualitet i två moderna vampyrromaner
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Forget Prince Charming. I want a vampire in a shiny silver Volvo. : A study of male sexuality in two contemporary vampire novels (English)
Abstract [en]

The popularity of vampire novels has come and gone over the years. And the romantic novels seem more popular than ever before. The male vampire have taken the stereotyperole as a sexual object. But what is it that makes the male characters desirable?

The vampire genre was developed from defining female vampires as sexual freeand liberal but with a punishment awaiting them. Now the male side has been given thisrole, but without the punishment. Instead it gets involved with human females andpromises them true love forever and ever. This disquisition takes a closer look on thepopular male vampires: Eric Northman from Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse Novelsand Edward Cullen from Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Series.

Both novels display various sexual norms, two males with different masculinities.In Twilight Series society advocates sexual restraint and intercourse for reproductionpurposes only. While Sookie Stackhouse Novels projects a sexual liberal society wherehomosexuals and heterosexuals are equal in existence and where intercourse is forpleasure and everyone’s private right.

By using character analysis and critical discourse analysis regarding to thedisplayed state of the society in the novels, the purpose of this disquisition is to analysehow Eric Northman's and Edward Cullen's masculinity and sexuality are shaped.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 55 p.
Keyword [en]
Vampires, masculinity, sexuality, Sookie Stackhouse Novels, Twilight Series.
Keyword [sv]
Vampyrer, manlighet, sexualitet, Sookie Stackhouse Novels, Twilight Series
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General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44804OAI: diva2:823661
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Available from: 2015-06-22 Created: 2015-06-18 Last updated: 2015-06-22Bibliographically approved

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