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This paper examines how Bram Stoker’s fin de siècle novel, Dracula, interrogates England’s failing imperialist ideology and questions the future of the nations that emerge from it. Considered within the Irish colonial subtext, Dracula demonstrates that the binary opposition between the colonizer and the colonized, or English and Irish, does not hold because it cannot be clearly defined or recognized. Instead, the paradigm produces a complicated, hybridized subject position with an uncertain future in a modern landscape. Particularly, this paper considers how late nineteenth-century Ireland, an English colony on the brink of nationhood, must emerge from both the feudal and colonial positions inflicted upon it, and embrace its hybridity in the formation of the nation.

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Kristy Eve Snow is a graduating senior majoring in both English and Philosophy. Her research project was completed under the mentorship of Dr. Ellen Scheible (English) and made possible with funding provided by an Adrian Tinsley Program summer research grant. This paper was accepted at the 2015 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

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