Class Citations: Monster, Vampire, Cannibal: Queer Horror and the Gothic

Dr. Laura Westengard was kind enough to share a list of all the sources she referenced in her Miskatonic NYC class Oct 15, 2020.

Photo: Ron Athey, Self Obliteration I & II in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2011. Photo by Miha Fras


Caruth, Cathy, ed. Trauma: Explorations in Memory. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1995.

Caruth, Cathy. Introduction to American Imago 48, no. 1 (1991.

Freud, Sigmund. “The Uncanny.” 1919. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud. Ed. and Trans. James Strachey. Vol. XVII. London: Hogarth Press, 1955.

Goldberg, Jonathan. Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities. New York: Fordham University Press, 2010.

Haggerty, George. Queer Gothic. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006.

Halberstam, Jack. Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters. Durham: Duke University Press, 1995.

Hall, Justin and William Tyler, eds. Theater of Terror! Revenge of the Queers. Northwest Press, 2019.

Horn, Tina et. al. SfSx (Safe Sex) Volume 1 Protection Arc. Image Comics, 2020.

Kilgour, Maggie. From Communion to Cannibalism: An Anatomy of Metaphors of Incorporation. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1990.

Kilgour, Maggie. The Rise of the Gothic Novel. London: Routledge, 1995.

Le Fanu, Sheridan. Carmilla. 1872.

Lewis, Matthew. The Monk: A Romance. 1796.

Luckhurst, Roger. The Trauma Question. London: Routledge, 2008.

Martoccio, Angie. “‘Safe Sex’: Inside New Comic Set In Dystopian, Sexually Repressed Future,” Rolling Stone, 2019.

Means Coleman, Robin R. Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present. New York: Routledge, 2011.

Russo, Vito. The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies. New York: Harper & Row, 1981.

Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. Tendencies. London: Routledge, 1994.

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. 1818.

Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. 1886.

Stoker, Bram. Dracula. 1897.

Taylor, Leila. Darkly: Black History and America’s Gothic Soul. New York: Random House, 2019.

Walpole, Horace. The Castle of Otranto.1764.

Westengard, Laura. Gothic Queer Culture: Marginalized Communities and the Ghosts of Insidious Trauma. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019.


Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992.

The Celluloid Closet, 1996.

Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen, 2020.

Dracula’s Daughter, 1936.

Frankenstein, 1931.

The Haunting, 1963.

Hellraiser, 1987.

The Hunger, 1983.

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, 2019.

Ratched, 2020.

Raw, 2016.

Rebecca, 1940.

The Silence of the Lambs, 1991.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, 1974.

The Uninvited, 1944.

Us, 2019.


Athey, Ron. Self-Obliteration I, 2008.

Davis, Vaginal. Come On Daughter Save Me (New York exhibition), 2015.

Drucker, Zackary. The Inability to Be Looked At and the Horror of Nothing to See, 2009.

Eagles, Jordan, Blood Mirror, 2015.

Eagles, Jordan, Illuminations, 2016.

Lamar, M. Negro Antichrist, 2013.


Malamet, Annie Rose. Girls, Guts, & Giallo, Podcast.

Petrocelli, Heather. “From Subtext to Text: Queered Gothic & Horror Film Through Time,” Gothic Manchester Festival Conference 2019. Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University.