Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Women's Studies and Gender Studies
Bisexuality is an identity and epistemology that has been underutilized across queer theory and sexuality studies. In an effort to bridge that gap, this thesis attempts to intertwine bisexuality theory with queer theory to highlight the theoretical strength they offer one another. Further, this paper examines the ways in which bisexuality haunts and is haunted by mononormativity, and the ways in which bisexuality is monstrous. Through the use of cinematic texts, queer theory, bisexual theory, and affect theory, I will examine how bisexuality functions as both an identity and a epistemological landscape. The primary questions that drive this research include: what does bisexuality have to have queer theory and sexuality studies? How is bisexuality deconstruction of sexuality and established binaries? How is bisexuality haunting? How does it haunt? Is the figure of the monster in horror a place of potentiality for the bisexual?
Lolmaugh, Jordan, "Monstrous Feelings: Bisexuals, Vampires, & Ghosts, Oh My!" (2021). Master's Theses. 4391.
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