My Anne Rice obsession continues.

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Claudia as a newborn vampire

I’ve been writing about her Vampire Chronicles for quite some time now – they formed the basis of both my UGD and Masters’ thesis. I’ve managed to return to them at various times over the last few years and as a result, Interview with the Vampire is the focus of my latest publication. Entitled “Mute and beautiful, she played with dolls … mute and beautiful she killed’: Anne Rice’s Vampire Child’, it focuses on the figure of the vampire child in Rice’s 1976 text. Using Sarah Gamble’s concept of ‘the monstrous feminine’, it also explores how elements of Claudia’s character relate to Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1872 novella, Carmilla.

It’s included in the latest version of a new journal called the Dark Arts Journal: New and Emerging Voices in Gothic Studies, which is run by the Dark Arts Network in Manchester, UK with the support of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies (part of Manchester Metropolitan University) as well as Sheffield University’s Centre for the History of the Gothic. Needless to say, I’m delighted to have my work recognised by such prestigious groups in the world of Gothic Studies.

You can read Dark Arts Volume 2.1: ‘The Gothic and its Forms’ here.

Claudia image: Copyright of The Geffen Film Company / Warner Bros.

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