Bram Stoker's Dracula: A Psychoanalytic Window into Female Sexuality
Area of Honors:
Interdisciplinary in English and Secondary Education
Bachelor of Arts
Robert Lougy, Thesis Supervisor Robert Lougy, Thesis Supervisor Janet Wynne Lyon, Honors Advisor Jamie Myers, Faculty Reader
This thesis will explore the ways in which Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) shows through the central female characters, such as the three vampire sisters, Lucy and Mina, a powerful female sexuality that critiques and challenges the Victorian notion of female sexual desire. The Victorian belief states that women had no sexual appetite. This thesis will reveal that Dracula is a subversive, and even transgressive, text by bringing forth strong images of female sexual desires.