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Aldama, Frederick Luis, ed. The Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies. Routledge Companions to Gender. London, New York: Routledge, 2021. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780367209414
BibTeX citation key: Aldama2021
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Keywords: Collection of essays, Gender, Sexuality
Creators: Aldama
Publisher: Routledge (London, New York)
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The Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies is a comprehensive, global, and interdisciplinary examination of the essential relationship between Gender, Sexuality, Comics, and Graphic Novels.
A diverse range of international and interdisciplinary scholars take a closer look at how gender and sexuality have been essential in the evolution of comics, and how gender and sexuality in comics demand that we re-frame and re-view comics history. Chapters cover a wide array of intersectional topics including Queer Underground and Alternative comics, Feminist Autobiography, re-drawing disability, Latina testimony, and re-evaluating the critical whiteness and masculinity of superheroes in this first truly global reference text to gender and sexuality in comics.
Comics have always been an important place for the radical exploration of feminist and non-binary sexualities and identities, and the growth of non-normative comic book traditions as a field of inquiry makes this an essential text for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers studying Comics Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Literary Studies and Cultural Studies.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Contributors

Frederick Luis Aldama: Gender & Sexuality in Comics: The Told, Untold Stories

Part I: Interrogating Restrictive Frames
1. Patrick L. Hamilton: Translating Masculinity: The Significance of the Frontier in American Superheroes
2. Maheen Ahmed: Black Boys and Black Girls in Comics: An Affective and Historical Mapping of Intertwined Stereotypes
3. Erin Barry: Eight Page Eroticism: Sexual Violence and the Construction of Normative Masculinity in Tijuana Bibles
4. Constance de Silva Monash: The Comic-Strip in Advertising: Persuasion, Gender, Sexuality
5. Annick Pellegrin: Real Men Choose Vasectomy: Questioning and Redefining Mexican National Masculinity in Los Supermachos, from Rius to Anonymous Authors
6. Jeffrey A. Brown: Marriage, Domesticity and Superheroes (For Better or Worse)
7. Anna F. Peppard: “Is that a monster between your legs or are ya just happy to see me?”: Sex, Subjectivity, and the Superbody in the Marvel Swimsuit Special

Part II: Ethnoracial Queer and Feminist Space Clearing Gestures
8. Jennifer Caroccio Maldonado: Life Out Loud in the Closet: The Grotesque as Latinx Imagination in Cristy C. Road’s Spit and Passion
9. James J. Donahue: Graphic (Narrative) Presentations of Violence Against Indigenous Women: Responses to the MMIW Crisis in North America
10. Jennifer Nagtegaal: From “Accidental” Autobiography to Comics Activism: Tracing the Development of an Andalusian-Chinese Feminism in the Work of Comics artist Quan Zhou
11. Katlin Marisol Sweeney: Plea Deal Compounds: Black Women’s Anger in “the System” of Bitch Planet

Part III: Back to the Future
12. Sara Austin: Panels of Innocence and Experience: Reading Sexual Subjectivity Through Horror Comics
13. Rachel R. Miller: Teenage Biology 101: Serializing a Queer Girlhood in Potential
14. C(h)ris Reyns-Chikuma: Genre, Gender, Sexual, Textual and Visual, and Real Representations in Bande Dessinée
15. Elizabeth “Biz” Nijdam: A Comics Écriture Féminine: Anke Feuchtenberger’s Feminist Graphic Expression
16. Mikel Bermello Isusi: “I’m Trapped In Here!” Gender Performativity and Affect in Emma Ríos’s I.D.
17. Lisa DeTora: Empirical Looking: Situating the Multiple Elements of Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout as Vehicles for Articulating a Place for Women in Science

Part IV: Counter Publics
18. Daniel F. Yezbick: From Anodyne Animals to Filthy Beasts: Defying and Defiling Safety, Sanctity, and Sexual Suppression in Underground Animal Comics
19. George Thomas: Wonder Woman’s Complicated Relationship with Feminism
20. Carolyn Cocca: “Part of Something Bigger:” Ms./Captain Marvel
21. Sam Langsdale: Higher, Further, Faster Baby! The Feminist Evolution of Carol Danvers from Comics to Film
22. Angela Ndalianis: Female Fans, Female Creators, and Female Superheroes: The Semiotics of Changing Gender Dynamics
23. Brenna Clarke Gray: Public-Facing Feminisms: Subverting the LetterCol in Bitch Planet
24. Susan Kerns: “I’d Like Everything That’s Bad For Me!”: Tank Girl’s Cracks in Patriarchal Pop Culture
25. Karly Marie Grice: Falling In Stepping Out: Little Red Formation as Agentic Gender Construction in Lumberjanes

Part V: Worldly Interventions
26. Maite Urcaregui: Performing Queer Textuality in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home
27. Kalina Kupczynska: BLOOD, or: Gender and Nation in the Contemporary Polish Comic
28. Radmila (Lale) Stefkova: My Grandmother Collects Memories: Gender and Remembrance in Hispanic Graphic Narratives
29. Sam Cannon: Feminist Riots and Gay Giants: The Mayo Feminista and Cultural Context of Contemporary Queer Chilean Comics
30. Lindsey Stirek: “Pussy” in Art and the World
31. Zachary Michael Lewis Dean: See Him, See Her, See Xir: LGBTQ Visibility in Shōnen Manga at the Turn of the Century
32. Lorna Piatti-Farnell: An Age of Sparkle and Drama: Exploring Gender Identities and Cultural Narratives in 1970s Shōjo Manga

Part VI: Queer and Feminist Intermedial Textures
33. Rebecca Scherr: Representing the Extreme End-point of Sexual Violence: ethical strategies in Phoebe Gloeckner’s La Tristeza
34. Shiamin Kwa: The People Upstairs: Space, Memory, and the Queered Family in My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris
35. Deborah Elizabeth Whaley: Fat Bats, Postpunks, and Ice Witches: Afro-Goth and the Undead Music of Militia Vox and the Comix of Calyn Pickens-Rich
36. Margaret C. Flinn: Catherine Meurisse and the Gender of Art
37. Jonathan Alexandratos: My Life With Toys: An Academic Esai into the Queer Multipurposing of Toys as Interrupted by the Author’s Life
38. Bryan Bove: “Bobby … You’re Gay”: Marvel’s Iceman, Performativity, Continuity, and Queer Visibility

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