Laura Davidel

Département/Department: Anglais/Englishimage002

Grade/Position: doctorante / Ph.D. student and Teaching Assistant

Domaines de recherche/Research Interests:

  • Etudes gothiques / Gothic Studies
  • Littérature anglo-américaine des IXe et XXe siècles /19th and 20th Century American and British Literature
  • Monstrosity
  • Literature and Psychoanalysis
  • Gender Studies

Sujet de thèse / Ph.D. subject : « Monstruosité, bisexualité et procréation dans les Chroniques des vampires d’Anne Rice » / Monstrosity, Bisexuality and Procreation in Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles



  • Master en Etudes Culturelles Britanniques/ MA in British Cultural Studies (2013)
  • Licence Langues, Littératures et Civilisations Étrangères (Anglais-Français) / BA Language Literature and Culture (English-French) (2011)
  • Module Psychopédagogique/ Psycho-Pedagogical Module (2013)


Communications/Papers Delivered:

“Amel – the Voice that Cries from the Crypt” at Gothic Hybridities: Interdisciplinary, Multimodal and Transhistorical Approaches – 14th Conference of the International Gothic Association, Manchester, UK, 2018

The Dark Gift: Aspects of Vampiric Transformation in Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles” at The International Vampire Film & Arts Festival, Transylvania, Romania 2017

Those Who Must Be Kept – Vampires as Figures of Disability” at the workshop organised by Metz, Saarbrücken and Warszawa Universities in Saarbrücken, Germany, 2017

“Rice’s Female Vampires: between Power and Impairment” at the 4th World Dracula Congress, organised by The Transylvanian Dracula Society, Trinity College Dublin, 2016

“Vampires pretending to be humans pretending to be vampires” at the workshop Border Cultures : Theorizing and (Con‐)textualizing Borders, Saarland University/Saarbrucken, Allemagne, 2015


Comptes rendus/ Book Reviews:

“Monsters in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching What Scares Us, ed. by Adam Golub and Heather Hayton” in The Irish Journal of Gothic Horror (Issue #17 Autumn 2018)

“The Gothic Condition: Terror, History and the Psyche, David Punter” in The Irish Journal of Gothic Horror (Issue #16 Autumn 2017)

“Such a Dark Thing: Theology of the Vampire Narrative in Popular Culture, M. Jess Peacock” in The Irish Journal of Gothic Horror  (Issue #15 Autumn 2016)