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You didn’t think I was going to write Feminist Halloween without talking about NBC Hannibal, did you?

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This absolute treasure of an essay and accompanying video by Evan Hayles Gledhill and Dr. Lori Morimoto explore the themes of the genre of gothic romance and the parallels between William Godwin’s Things as They Are, or the Adventures of Caleb Williams (1794); Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847); and NBC’s TV series Hannibal (2013-2015).

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:bisexuality intensifies: [Image of Hannibal Lecter (NBC Hannibal) smirking as he cups Will Graham’s face in his hand; text reads “I felt what I had had no previous conception of,” quote from Things As They Are by William Godwin.]

Note: both the video and essay contain spoilers for seasons 1-3 of Hannibal. Video contains gore and graphic violence.

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I won’t spoil it here, but wow, was the third season finale of NBC Hannibal beautiful or what? Everyone in season 3 is basically a morally dubious queer fashion powerhouse (taking a cue from our dear Dr. Lecter, of course). Since I’ve written about Hannibal‘s feminism and queerness before, I’d like to highlight a different aspect today: the spooky soundtrack.

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Darling readers, NBC’s Hannibal (or should I say, “Haaaaanibal”?) has ended (for now). In preparation for season 3, I read Silence of the Lambs for the first time.* I have to say that Clarice has grown on me, and I’ve discovered the amazingness that is Ardelia Mapp.

[Image: Clarice Starling on the case, surrounded by a room full of male law enforcement in sheriff's hats]

[Image: Clarice Starling on the case, surrounded by a room full local law enforcement — all men]

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Speaking of geekery and gender, I’ve got a guest post over on Comparative Geeks about the feminist aspects of NBC’s Hannibal.

Image: the main cast of NBC Hannibal

Hannibal cast via The Huffington Post.

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