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Ian M. Clark

Research Interests

My research focuses on the intersection of queerness and medicine in the monstrous or transformational body, particularly in nineteenth-century gothic British literature. Other interests include Victorian queer culture, the supernatural, and depictions of the metaphoric Other in contemporary film and television. My current work centres on the literary and historical genealogy of homoerotic vampirism.

Awards and Recognition
Ontario Graduate Scholarship

I examine nineteenth-century depictions of vampiric bodies (diseased, decayed, distorted) in tandem with emergent medical discourses on sexuality, race, and gender. Identity is strongly tied to the body, so how do conceptions of identity shift when presented in a monstrous body, and what if this body is medicalized?

Genres and Forms

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153



Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.