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.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.