VAMPIRISM AND LESBIANISM IN CARMILLA BY JOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU

Marília Milhomem Moscoso Maia

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The Vampire is a mystical figure that embodied the most primitive sentiments and became an icon of the Gothic literature of the nineteenth century. Among these icons, we have the character Carmilla, better known as the vampire of Karnstein. The present work aims to analyze the novel Carmilla, by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu in the light of his textual corpus in order to discuss the historical and social circumstances to understand the work, as well as to outline a discussion between vampirism and lesbianism. In Brazil, the novel is little known and explored, presenting few studies of analytical nature involving the themes vampirism and lesbianism.

 

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gothic literature, vampirism, lesbianism

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