Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Sun Feb 21 17:48:50 PST 1999

Carrol wrote:
>And since *all* american fiction is multi-racial and includes a
>representation of blacks (Toni Morrison is irrefutable on thisj), the
>vampires are African Americans.

Vampires used to be queer (implicitly in most representations, explicitly in _Hunger_ and _Daughters of Darkness_, for instance), but what about now?

With regard to the race of vampires, Richard Dyer says that in horror movies whiteness more or less equals death (and the object of horror). Morrison should also agree with Dyer, given her wonderfully perceptive comments on the terror of whiteness in _Moby Dick_ and _The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym_.


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