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Gender and the Superhero Narrative

Michael Goodrum, Tara Prescott, and Philip Smith

Abstract

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 thi ... More

Keywords: Gender, Superheroes, Feminism, Fandom, American History

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496818805
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496818805.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Goodrum, editor
Cantebury Christ Church University

Tara Prescott, editor
University of California, Los Angeles

Philip Smith, editor
University of the Bahamas

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Contents

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Introduction

Michael Goodrum, Tara Prescott, and Philip Smith

Politics and Intersectionality

The Queen of Burlesque

Christina M. Knopf

Queer Identities

Rule 63

Christopher McGunnigle

Faces of Abjectivity

Dorian L. Alexander

Industry and Fandom

From Princess to Protagonist

Vanessa Hemovich

The Gwenaissance

Gabriel Gianola and Janine Coleman