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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Vampirism as an Artistic Escape from Imperial Empires

This paper discusses Anne Riceís "Interview with the Vampire", and examines the authorís usage of names and locations within the novel to create intricate undertones concerning the history of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Put in this historical context, it gives the reader more insight into the personalities and dimensions of the main characters, namely the vampire Louis. By understanding Louis in greater detail and scope, we are able to better understand the purpose of his interview, and this understanding enables us to validate his role as a vampire, which the interviewer within the text cannot do.

Presenters: Melissa Broderick (Undergraduate Student)
Anthony Cirilla (Graduate Student)
Topic: English
Location: 216 Hartwell
Time: 10:45 am (Session II)