The Female Vampire in Hispanic Literature

A Critical Anthology of Turn of the 20th Century Gothic-Inspired Tales

Editor(s) Megan DeVirgilis

Language: English

Genre(s): Literary Criticism

Series: Gothic Originals

  • November 2024 · 168 pages ·234x156mm

  • · Hardback - 9781837721689
  • · eBook - pdf - 9781837721696
  • · eBook - epub - 9781837721702

About The Book

This book exposes how turn-of-the-twentieth-century Hispanic authors broke from European and American Gothic models to contend with their own anxieties over modernity and rising first-wave feminisms. The result was a trend of sympathetic female vampires, predating comparable Anglo and European representations by several decades. In its analysis of the female vampire in Hispanic literature, the critical introduction also traces the Gothic’s origins and developments in Latin America and Spain, presenting a working theory of Gothic traditions in the form of a transhispanic literary phenomenon. The tales compiled in the collection include Leopoldo Lugones’s ‘The Female Vampire’ (1899), Clemente Palma’s ‘The White Farmhouse’ (1904), Antonio de Hoyos y Vinent’s ‘Mr. Cadaver and Miss Vampire’ (1910), Carmen de Burgos’s The Cold Woman (1922), and Horacio Quiroga’s ‘The Vampire’ (1927). Only two of these tales have been previously been translated into English, and each appears here for the first time with scholarly annotations and accompanying analysis.


List of Abbreviations
a.The Sympathetic Female Vampire: A Transhispanic Gothic Literary Phenomenon at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
b.Introductory Essays to the Tales in this Collection
c.Select Bibliography
II.Note on the Text
III.Translations of the Tales
a.‘The Female Vampire’ (1899), Leopoldo Lugones
b.‘The White Farmhouse’ (1904), Clemente Palma
c.‘Mr. Cadaver and Miss Vampire’ (1910), Antonio de Hoyos y Vinent
d.The Cold Woman (1922), Carmen de Burgos
e.‘The Vampire’ (1927), Horacio Quiroga
IV.Explanatory Notes

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