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Theorizing Twilight: What’s at Stake in a Post-Vampire World Now Available!

August 21, 2011

The anthology which I co-edited with Maggie Parke is now available. Excited it came out the same week as Bella and Edward’s wedding day as will as within the same week as the remake of Fright Night (my review of which is forthcoming). Here is the table of contents:

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v
Introduction      1

Part I. Twilight as Pop Cultural Artifact: Pilgrimages, Fan Culture, and Film Adaptations
The Vampire Capital of the World: Commerce and Enchantment in Forks, Washington
TANYA ERZEN      11
Fanpires: Utilizing Fan Culture in Event Film Adaptations
MAGGIE PARKE      25
The Hero and the Id: A Psychoanalytic Inquiry into the Popularity of Twilight
HEATHER ANASTASIU      41
Someday My Vampire Will Come? Society’s (and the Media’s) Lovesick Infatuation with Prince- Like Vampires
COLETTE MURPHY      56
Team Bella: Fans Navigating Desire, Security, and Feminism
ANANYA MUKHERJEA      70

Part II. Once Upon a Twilight: Fairy Tales, Byronic (Anti) Heroes, Post- Feminist Romance, and Growing Up in a Twilight World
“How Old Are You?” Representations of Age in the Saga
ASHLEY BENNING      87
Read Only as Directed: Psychology, Intertextuality, and Hyperreality in the Series
ANGELA TENGA      102
Torn Between Two Lovers: Twilight Tames Wuthering Heights
SARAH WAKEFIELD      117
Rewriting the Byronic Hero: How the Twilight Saga Turned “Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know” into a Teen Fiction Phenomenon
JESSICA GROPER      132
A Post- Feminist Romance: Love, Gender and Intertextuality in Stephenie Meyer’s Saga
HILA SHACHAR      147

Part III. Twilight Through an Intersectional Lens: Patriarchy, White Privilege, Heteronormativity, Rape Culture, Religion
Maybe Edward Is the Most Dangerous Thing Out There: The Role of Patriarchy
MELISSA MILLER      165
Denial and Salvation: The Twilight Series and Heteronormative Patriarchy
ASHLEY DONNELLY      178
It’s a Wolf Thing: The Quileute Werewolf /Shape- Shifter Hybrid as Noble Savage
NATALIE WILSON      194
Violence, Agency, and the Women of Twilight
ANNE TORKELSON      209
Un-biting the Apple and Killing the Womb: Genesis, Gender, and Gynocide
LINDSEY ISSOW AVERILL      224

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 21, 2011 3:23 pm

    Well, they left out the part when we all turn in to sparkling fairies.

  2. August 22, 2011 3:23 pm

    That sounds really interesting! 🙂 Getting my hands on that book whenever I can!

    • Natalie Wilson permalink*
      August 30, 2011 12:25 am

      Thanks! Let me know what you think!

  3. November 14, 2011 9:48 pm

    This sounds so great! 🙂 I want to read this!!

    • Natalie Wilson permalink*
      November 15, 2011 12:55 am

      Thanks B! Take the class next semester! 🙂

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