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  • Writer's pictureAlice Wästberg

Beyond Human: "Interview with the Vampire"—The Posthuman Vampire


In this episode of Beyond Human, we are exploring the posthuman nature of the vampire as portrayed in the movie Interview with the Vampire (1994) with a particular focus on Louis. The vampire challenges the binary understanding of beings as either human or non-human as the human transforms into something more- and other-than-human. But what does this mean for how the vampire interacts with and shapes the world compared to their former human self?


References

  • Blaser, Mario (2013) ‘Ontological Conflicts and the Stories of Peoples in Spite of Europe: Toward a Conversation on Political Ontology’, Current Anthropology, 54(5), pp. 547-568.

  • Braidotti, Rosi (2019) Posthuman Knowledge, Cambridge: Polity Press.

  • Butler, Judith (2016) Frames of War: When is Life Grievable?, Verso.

  • Jordan, Neil (1994) Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, based on Anne Rice (1976) Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Knopf.

  • Mol, Annemarie (1999) ‘Ontological politics. A word and some questions’, Sociological Review, 47(1), pp. 74-89.

  • Savransky, Martin (2012) ‘Worlds in the making: social sciences and the ontopolitics of knowledge’, Postcolonial Studies, 15(3), pp. 351-368.

Music credits

Intro music by sfxvalley.

Cinematic Music - Session 01 - Suspense by cramosciamus.

Gothic Candlelight - Gothic Mystery Soundtrack by GioeleFazzeri.


Cover picture by Merle Emrich.

You can find this and other Dextercast episodes on spotify.




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