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The Resource The things that fly in the night : female vampires in literature of the Circum-Caribbean and African diaspora, Giselle Liza Anatol, (electronic resource)

The things that fly in the night : female vampires in literature of the Circum-Caribbean and African diaspora, Giselle Liza Anatol, (electronic resource)

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The things that fly in the night : female vampires in literature of the Circum-Caribbean and African diaspora
Title
The things that fly in the night
Title remainder
female vampires in literature of the Circum-Caribbean and African diaspora
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Giselle Liza Anatol
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Things That Fly in the Night explores images of vampirism in Caribbean and African diasporic folk traditions and in contemporary fiction. Giselle Liza Anatol focuses on the figure of the soucouyant, or Old Hag--an aged woman by day who sheds her skin during night's darkest hours in order to fly about her community and suck the blood of her unwitting victims. In contrast to the glitz, glamour, and seductiveness of conventional depictions of the European vampire, the soucouyant triggers unease about old age and female power. Tracing relevant folklore through the English- and French-speaking Caribbean, the U.S. Deep South, and parts of West Africa, Anatol shows how tales of the nocturnal female bloodsuckers not only entertain and encourage obedience in pre-adolescent listeners, but also work to instill particular values about women's "proper" place and behaviors in society at large. Alongside traditional legends, Anatol considers the explosion of soucouyant and other vampire narratives among writers of Caribbean and African heritage who in the past twenty years have rejected the demonic image of the character and used her instead to urge for female mobility, racial and cultural empowerment, and anti colonial resistance. Texts include work by authors as diverse as Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, U.S. National Book Award winner Edwidge Danticat, and science fiction/fantasy writers Octavia Butler and Nalo Hopkinson"--
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1970-
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Anatol, Giselle Liza
Dewey number
809/.89729
LC call number
PN849.C3
LC item number
A54 2015
Series statement
  • Critical Caribbean studies
  • American literatures initiative
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  • Caribbean literature
  • Literature
  • Vampires in literature
  • Tales
  • African diaspora
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Caribbean & Latin American
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The things that fly in the night : female vampires in literature of the Circum-Caribbean and African diaspora, Giselle Liza Anatol, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-290) and index
Contents
Chapter 1: Conventional Versions: The Soucouyant Story in Folktales, Fiction, and Calypso Chapter 2: Nineteenth-Century Connections: European Vampire Stories and Configurations of the Demonic Black Woman Chapter 3: Draining Life Rather Than Giving It: Maternal Legacies Chapter 4: "Queering" the Norm: Vampirism and Women's Sexuality Chapter 5: Reconstructing a Nation of Strangers: Soucouyants in the Work of Tessa McWatt, David Chariandy, and Helen Oyeyemi Chapter 6: Shedding Skin and Sucking Blood: Playing with Notions of Racial Intransigence
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OCM1bookssj0001383769
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unknown
Isbn
9780813565743
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2014017496
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001383769
Label
The things that fly in the night : female vampires in literature of the Circum-Caribbean and African diaspora, Giselle Liza Anatol, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-290) and index
Contents
Chapter 1: Conventional Versions: The Soucouyant Story in Folktales, Fiction, and Calypso Chapter 2: Nineteenth-Century Connections: European Vampire Stories and Configurations of the Demonic Black Woman Chapter 3: Draining Life Rather Than Giving It: Maternal Legacies Chapter 4: "Queering" the Norm: Vampirism and Women's Sexuality Chapter 5: Reconstructing a Nation of Strangers: Soucouyants in the Work of Tessa McWatt, David Chariandy, and Helen Oyeyemi Chapter 6: Shedding Skin and Sucking Blood: Playing with Notions of Racial Intransigence
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001383769
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780813565743
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2014017496
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001383769

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