Blog Post #7: Annotated Bibliography Entry
ARTS May 9, 2019. “Race in Classic Horror: Dracula and the Fear of Reverse Colonialism.” Shades of Noir , 9 May 2019, shadesofnoir.org.uk/race-in-classic-horror-dracula-and-the-fear-of-reverse-colonialism/
Tamara James-Dickson argues that many horror classics reflect a sense of cultural guilt regarding many social issues. Specifically, Dickson argues that Dracula was utilized to show public guilt against colonial issues, stating late Victorian society had a growing “uneasiness over the morality of Imperialism.” I connect Dickson’s research to my own through the focus of reverse colonialism in Dracula, particularly looking for evidence regarding cultural guilt and examples of the ‘primitive’ conquering the ‘civilized.’ I plan to use this research as a tool to further develop my analysis of Dracula by utilizing concepts described in the research and focusing specifically on Dracula.