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Goodrum, Michael, Tara Prescott, and Philip Smith, eds. Gender and the Superhero Narrative. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2018. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.2307/j.ctv7vctg6
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781496821102
BibTeX citation key: Goodrum2018
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Categories: General
Keywords: Collection of essays, Gender, Superhero
Creators: Goodrum, Prescott, Smith
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
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This book sits at an intersection between academic and public discourse. It seeks to advance the debate around gender and representation in superhero narratives by connecting with existing scholarship and expanding the conversation to include recent and previously unstudied texts and fan movements. We seek to contribute to the growing number of voices, from both fan and academic communities, who argue that diversity is not only the future of the superhero genre, but that diversity has always been present, if sometimes hidden, in the genre’s history, readership, and concerns. The authors in this book argue that In terms of narrative, then, differences in character lead to the consideration that such deviations from established, patriarchal practice lead to differences in narrative structure.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (vii)
Foreword (ix)

Michael Goodrum, Tara Prescott, and Philip Smith: Introduction (3)

Politics and Intersectionality
Mel Gibson: “Yeah, I Think There Is Still Hope”. Youth, Ethnicity, Faith, Feminism, and Fandom in Ms. Marvel (23)
Maite Urcaregui: Intersectional Feminism in Bitch Planet. Moving Comics, Fandom, and Activism Beyond the Page (45)
Samira Nadkarni: “I Was Never the Hero That You Wanted Me to Be”. Feminism and Resistance to Militarism in Marvel’s Jessica Jones (74)
Christina M. Knopf: The Queen of Burlesque. The Subtle (as a Hammer) Satire of Bomb Queen (101)

Queer Identities
Lisa K. Perdigao: “Curiouser and Curiouser”. Revisiting "The Woman Question" in Batwoman: Elegy (124)
Christopher McGunnigle: Rule 63. Genderswapping in Female Superhero Cosplay (144)
Dorian L. Alexander: Faces of Abjectivity. The Uncanny Mystique and Transsexuality (180)

Industry and Fandom
Vanessa Hemovich: From Princess to Protagonist. Redesigning the Video Game Superhero (205)
Tim Hanley: The Evolution of Female Readership. Letter Columns in Superhero Comics (221)
Gabriel Gianola and Janine Coleman: The Gwenaissance. Gwen Stacy and the Progression of Women in Comics (251)

About the Editors and Contributors (285)
Index (289)

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