Do you love gothic, blood-soaked romance? How about queer theory? How about aestheticism and lustfully eating birds with the man you’d like to kiss/kill? Then do we have a show for you. We’re talking about NBC’s Hannibal!
Warnings: Naturally, this episode has a warning for discussions of violence and abuse, as well as gaslighting, suicidal ideation, and mental health struggles.
Mistakes: The word is “Epistemology” not… whatever the heck Missy keeps saying.
Some Sources You Might Find Interesting:
What’s So Bad About Eating People? by Benjamin McCraw
The Art of Killing by Andrea Zanin
An Aesthete Par Excellence by Jason Holt
Becoming Unknown: Hannibal and Queer Epistemology by Sean Donovan
“Did You Just Smell Me?”: Queer Embodiment in NBC’s Hannibal by MaryKate Messimer
Keywords for American Cultural Studies, “Queer” by Siobhan B. Somerville
Blood in the Moonlight: Hannibal as Queer Noir by EJ Nielsen
This Is My Becoming: Transformation, Hybridity, and the Monstrous in NBC’s Hannibal by Jaquelin Elliott