Symposium

“The Girl from Nowhere, The Zero”: Gender Neutrality, Identity, Corporeality, and Language in Justin Cronin’s The Passage

Thursday 27 April 2017, 10:00

 

Présentation de la communication

«Vampirism always never implies something which goes above and beyond the eminent world. The immortality inherent to the figure of the vampire places the creature in a in-between realm, since they live both in and outside society.

This liminal status therefore creates a neutral space, making the vampire a potent figuration of the concept of neutrality. In the same vein, the figure of the vampire challenges ideals of identity, especially in terms of gender and sexuality.»

 

Archive audio de la communication

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To cite this document:
Levesque, Marie. 2017. ““The Girl from Nowhere, The Zero”: Gender Neutrality, Identity, Corporeality, and Language in Justin Cronin’s The Passage”. Within Figures de l’immortel(le). Symposium hosted by Revue Post-Scriptum. Montréal, Université de Montréal, 27 avril 2017. Document vidéo. Available online: l’Observatoire de l’imaginaire contemporain. <http://oic.uqam.ca/en/communications/the-girl-from-nowhere-the-zero-gender-neutrality-identity-corporeality-and-language>. Accessed on August 20, 2019.
Research Areas:
Problematics:
Figures and Imaginary:
Classification