Mr Daniel Michael Satele
BA (Auckland); PGDip (Auckland); MA (Auckland)
Outside of my academic work I am a practitioner of traditional Polynesian weaving and a student of classical Hindustani singing.
From around 2005 to 2015 I contributed to numerous contemporary art publications, exhibitions, performances and other art projects, mostly in New Zealand.
Research | Current
My thesis is about blood in vampire novels. Taking Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897); Richard Matheson's I Am Legend (1954); and Octavia Butler's Fledgling (2005) as special case studies, I examine the permutations of the vampire figure, and of vampire texts, in English literature from their appearance with the Enlightenment through to the twenty-first century.
My supervisor is Dr Eluned Summers-Bremner.
2013: University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship
2010: University of Auckland Faculty of Arts Masters Thesis Scholarship
2003: Katherine Mansfield Memorial Award, Runner Up
2003: University of Auckland Chancellor’s Award for Top Scholars
2002: Avondale College Phil Raffils Memorial Scholarship
Areas of expertise
- Gothic literature
- Octavia E. Butler
- Psychoanalysis (Freud, Lacan, Žižek)
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Satele, D. M. (2011). The Voice, Identity and Belonging in Three Twentieth Century Texts The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.