Black Female Vampires in African American Women's Novels, 1977-2011 : She Bites Back Hardback
This book critically situates the figure of the black female vampire in several fields of study including literary studies, cultural studies, gender studies, and critical race studies.
Black female vampires continue to appear as important literary devices and revealing indicators of cultural attitudes and trends about African American women's bodies.
This book examines five novels written by four African American women writers to investigate what it means to represent African American womanhood through the lens of vampirism, interrogate how these representations connect to or stem from historical representations of African American women, and explore how representations of black female vampires in African American women's literature simultaneously negate, reinforce, or dismantle stereotypes of African American women.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 188 pages, 1 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Lexington Books
- Publication Date: 09/11/2018
- Category: Literary studies: general
- ISBN: 9781498553179
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