Was ever being so born to calamity? For Halloween we have a special treat, lesbian vampires who are into anagrams, in Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan le Fanu. In this episode we talk about vampire class issues, exactly how much of the f/f action is unconscious subtext (spoiler alert: none of it), and vampires as a metaphor for Irish politics.
* Angela Carter’s short-story, the Lady of the House of Love (it’s in The Bloody Chamber) which is vaguely based on The Sleeping Beauty, and is a great vampire story.
* Nancy Collins’s Sonja Blue novels
* The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead, J. Gordon Melton
* Varney the Vampire
* What We Do in the Shadows
Please rate and review and tell your friends! For next month, we're reading A Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain.