El crepúsculo de los vampiros: héroes byronianos y la evolución de la narrativa de vampiros en The Vampire Diaries y Crepúsculo

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M. Carmen Gómez Galisteo


La narrativa adolescente de vampiros contemporánea ha contribuido a revitalizar el género al atraer a una nueva generación de lectores. En el proceso, la figura del vampiro ha sido sometida a una serie de cambios con el objeto de hacerla más atractiva para una audiencia adolescente predominantemente femenina. Coincidiendo con el décimo aniversario de la publicación de Crepúsculo de Stephenie Meyer, este artículo analiza cómo la saga Crepúsculo y las Crónicas Vampíricas de L. J. Smith modernizan al héroe byroniano que inspiró en gran medida a los vampiros. Este artículo también explora los posibles efectos de esta nueva caracterización del vampiro en las mentes de los lectores y la alarma que ha causado. 


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