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

Other Vampires II

Session Chair: 
Cheryl Edelson, Chaminade University of Honolulu
Session 7: Saturday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Henry 225
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  1. 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.
  2. Mercedes Trigos, New York University
    Challenging strict concepts of “archival document,” this paper argues that taking the NYPL’s copy of a Hustler issue, an article it contains, and its representation of Dracula as archival documents allows us to perform what Mbembe refers to as engaging in an inquiry into time inherited in co-ownership, rooted in the event of death.
  3. Lauren Kelley Bond, San Bernardino Valley College
    This presentation will discuss how the 2014 mockumentary about vampire flatmates living in modern-day New Zealand—What We Do in the Shadows—uses the form to modernize the vampire as Other by humanizing him. The film accomplishes this: a modern audience learns what it’s like to live as a vampire, we grow to love or at least better understand the undead whose stories are no longer untold, and we laugh at and relate to the idiosyncrasies and misadventures of the characters.
  4. Nadia Saleh, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    This paper focuses on the Showtime series, Penny Dreadful, and its main character, Vanessa Ives, who is predestined to be the new Mother of Evil and the bride of either Dracula or Lucifer, who will use her as a means to start the Apocalypse and end humanity.
Session Cancelled: