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  • Writer's pictureAlice Wästberg

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

Updated: Sep 18, 2023


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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