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'Who ordered the hamburger with AIDS'?: haematophilic semiotics in Tru(e) Blood

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'Who ordered the hamburger with AIDS'? haematophilic semiotics in Tru(e) Blood. / Aldana Reyes, Xavier.

In: Gothic Studies, Vol. 15, No. 1, 05.2013, p. 55-65.

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Aldana Reyes, Xavier. / 'Who ordered the hamburger with AIDS'? haematophilic semiotics in Tru(e) Blood. In: Gothic Studies. 2013 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 55-65.

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