Dracula and Nineteenth Century Anxieties

reverse-colonization, homosexuality, female sexuality and madness

  • Erica Bodevan Instituto Federal do Norte de Minas Gerais - Campus Almenara
Palavras-chave: Drácula, Reverse-colonization, Sexuality and Madness


In Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897), the vampire seduces his victims in a way they feel they are being willingly corrupted, and thus they believe to be transgressing a number of codes established by the society they are inserted in, such as moral and religious values. This famous vampire has the ability to embody nineteenth-century anxieties, such as the fears of reverse-colonization or immigration, homosexuality, overt female sexuality and psychological disorders, thus defeating the monster means to restore what it is considered to be the rightful social order. 


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Biografia do Autor

Erica Bodevan, Instituto Federal do Norte de Minas Gerais - Campus Almenara

Bachelor of Letters from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and Master of Literary Studies from the same university. Currently, EBTT professor of English at Instituto Federal do Norte de Minas Gerais, Campus Almenara.

Como Citar
BODEVAN, E. Dracula and Nineteenth Century Anxieties. Revista Espacialidades, v. 16, n. 2, p. 55-75, 18 jul. 2020.