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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

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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Giselle Liza Anatol
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anatol, Giselle Liza
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Critical Caribbean studies
  • American literatures initiative
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caribbean literature
  • Literature
  • Vampires in literature
  • Tales
  • African diaspora
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • African diaspora
  • Caribbean literature
  • Literature
  • Tales
  • Vampires in literature
  • Caribbean Area
Label
The things that fly in the night : female vampires in literature of the Circum-Caribbean and African diaspora, Giselle Liza Anatol
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn898125712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813565750
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1359nnh
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)898125712
Label
The things that fly in the night : female vampires in literature of the Circum-Caribbean and African diaspora, Giselle Liza Anatol
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn898125712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813565750
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1359nnh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)898125712

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