ENGL 4300Y Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Dead Until Dark, Miscegenation, Female Promiscuity

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The contemporary vampire: race, citizenship and the old south. True blood is available for everyone equality for vampires. Timeless due to constant rewriting of vampires. Connection between the vampire and african americans. Significance of opening credit racial and sexuality (kkk, lynching, provocative women vs. religion women implying they cannot be both) Sookie representing the boundary between humans and vampires. Sookie does not dress sexually, she is a virgin with sexual desires she represents the in between, you can be both sexual and good/religious. Imagines of transformation (opening credit) baptizing in the water (being reborn), moth coming out of his cocoon (being reborn), fox getting attacked by bugs (death) Show how this monster can be apart of society. Questioning the political angles of the vampires (there are bad vampires) Not all vampires are the same linked to interview with a vampire.

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