Powell, Anna

About the author: Dr. Anna Powell is Senior Lecturer in Film and Literature at Manchester Metropolis University, UK, where she teaches a specialist course on Gender and the Gothic. She is currently writing books on Deleuze and the aesthetics of Horror Cinema, and Kathryn Bigelow.

Psychoanalysis and Sovereignty in Popular Vampire Fictions
2003 0-7734-6831-5
This book explores the uncanny modalities of eroticism in vampire literature and film. It critiques the predominant approaches to a body of texts which depict sovereignty and the will to power, and considers the shortcomings of the overwhelming focuses on sexuality in current Gothic studies, present the vampire instead as a popular cultural version of transgressive human sovereignty. The theoretical trajectory interfaces literary, cinematic, cultural studies, and continental philosophy, and engages with psychoanalysis, and proposes a metaphysics of vampire fantasy.