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Contagion, Simulation, Capital: From Tru Blood to New Blood

  • Susan Chaplin
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Abstract

True Blood’s final two seasons become increasingly apocalyptic and offer an often potent and wry critical commentary upon the neoliberal politics and military strategies of post-9/11 America. The final chapter relates the closing seasons of True Blood to the wider cultural context of postmillennial apocalyptic Gothic narrative and examines through its key themes of power, simulation and sacrifice, the closure of the True Blood series. It also takes the opportunity by way of a conclusion to extend these themes through an analysis of the thematic, cultural and critical connections between vampire narratives generally and the genre that constitutes probably the most culturally influential mode of contemporary Gothic apocalyptic fiction – the zombie film.

Keywords

Apocalypse zombie simulation sacrifice 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Chaplin
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  1. 1.Leeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom

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