Theorizing Twilight: Essays on What’s at Stake in a Post-Vampire World includes an essay on Twilight by yours truly – Lindsey Averill for those who know me only by the handle! And this week Mcfarland Publishers released the publication date. The book is edited by Maggie Parke and Natalie Wilson. Natalie is the author of the blog Seduced by Twilight.
The description of the book reads:
Since the publication of Twilight in 2005, Stephenie Meyer’s four-book saga about the tortured relationship between human heroine Bella Swan and her vampire love Edward Cullen has become a world-wide sensation, inciting screams of delight from loyal fans, sighs of derision from detractors, and fervent pronouncements about what “Team” one is on. Those looking deeper into its pages and on screen can find intriguing subtexts about everything from gender, race, sexuality, and religion. These accessible essays examine the texts, the films, and the fandom, exploring the series’ cultural reach and impact. Aimed at both the casual fan and the careful academic, this thought-provoking collection offers one of the first thorough analyses of the saga, compelling readers to examine more deeply their own reactions to the cultural phenomenon that is Twilight.