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dc.contributor.advisorBanco, Lindseyen_US
dc.creatorGiannelli, Federicaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-27T12:00:11Z
dc.date.available2015-01-27T12:00:11Z
dc.date.created2015-01en_US
dc.date.issued2015-01-26en_US
dc.date.submittedJanuary 2015en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2015-01-1918en_US
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, the figure of the vampire has proliferated in American literature and media. According to Stephen King, creatures of horror such as vampires appear cyclically in cultural representations to exorcise social anxieties and to cope with periods of acute crisis. In Nina Auerbach’s view, vampires are powerful representations of social critique who adapt themselves to different cultures and historical times. Against this background, I will analyze how the modern American vampire intersects with contemporary American culture in the TV series True Blood. Because the setting of this media text is the American South, my approach will be regional. I will highlight the characteristics of this area of the United States by discussing the different cultural values embodied by the Southern vampires. I will investigate how the representation of these modern vampires is an expression of the American regional past due to its connections with an important historical moment: the American Civil War. This framework will help me explain why regional vampires embody specific cultural values, and I will show how these characters are peculiar because they offer opposite portrayals simultaneously produced within the same culture. In order to highlight the cultural aspects emerging from True Blood, I will frame my analysis through the lenses of capitalism and race. These two focal points will allow me to discuss contemporary American culture and its contradictions.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectvampiresen_US
dc.subjectvampire narrativesen_US
dc.subjectcinemaen_US
dc.subjectCharlaine Harrisen_US
dc.subjectSouthern Vampire Mysteriesen_US
dc.subjectTrue Blooden_US
dc.subjectAmerican Southen_US
dc.subjectInterview with the Vampireen_US
dc.subjectCivil Waren_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.subjectcapitalismen_US
dc.subjectMarxen_US
dc.subjectracismen_US
dc.subjectslaveryen_US
dc.titleBlood ties: Southern vampires in True Blooden_US
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHynes, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBartley, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWheeler, Anne Marieen_US


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