Vampires, sexuality, and death

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“Immortal beings, including vampires, are a well-established convention for exploring the value of life, and connections between sexuality and death. (See James, 2009, pp. 116–126 for a fuller discussion of connections between death, sexuality and immortal beings.) The cover of Twilight connects the Christian fall from immortality to the vampire motif. It depicts the outstretched hands of a girl holding a red apple.” (174)

Ref: Lydia Kokkola ‘Virtuous Vampires and Voluptuous Vamps: Romance Conventions Reconsidered in Stephenie Meyer’s ‘‘Twilight’’ Series’ Children’s Literature in Education (2011) 42:165–179

Reference is made to: James, Kathryn. (2009). Death, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Adolescent Literature. New York, London: Routledge.

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