Laura Davidel

Département/Department: image002


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 English Literature
  • Gender Studies
  • Monstrosity



  • 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 organized 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

The Second Session of Scientific Communications of MA and Ph.D. Students, (Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca Romania, April 2013): “Volatile Genders in Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles” (2nd prize)


Comptes rendus/ Book Reviews:

“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)