115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

"The Ordinary Secretary Wouldn't Have Intelligence Enough": Dracula's Daughter and Gender Depictions

Richard Stange, "University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu"

Lambert Hillyer's film Dracula's Daughter illustrates the historic American oppression of women. The film attempts to exemplify and then subvert American patriarchy by depicting female characters attempting to resist societal gender role limitations. This resistance is met in the film as in life with abuse or the use of medical treatments as tools of suppression.



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