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Episode 156 – The Vampire Diaries S. 1-4

Brooding boys, lots of blood, and the peak of 2009 fashion—it’s time to take a closer look at seasons 1 – 4 of The Vampire Diaries.

Brooding boys, lots of blood, and the peak of 2009 fashion—it’s time to take a closer look at seasons 1 – 4 of The Vampire Diaries. We’re talking about gothic fiction, taboo desires, and the strange lack of engagement with race in the CW’s hit vampire series.

Content Warning: Contains brief mentions of sexual assault as well as the expected discussions of violence and sex. 

Some Sources You Might Find Interesting:

My Vampire Boyfriend: Postfeminism, “Perfect” Masculinity, and the Contemporary Appeal of Paranormal Romance by Ananya Mukherjea

(Un)safe Sex: Romancing the Vampire by Karen Backstein

Saving Innocents: Tracing the Human Monster Hunter’s Hetero-Normative Agenda from the 1970s to Today by Adam Kem Yerima

The South as “Other,” the Southerner as “Stranger” by Orville Vernon Burton

Strategies for Success?: Navigating Hollywood’s “Postracial” Labor Practices by Kristen J. Warner

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