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Monstrous Women in Comics$
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Samantha Langsdale and Elizabeth Rae Coody

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496827623

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496827623.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction
Source:
(p.iii) Monstrous Women in Comics
Author(s):

Samantha Langsdale

Elizabeth Rae Coody

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496827623.003.0001

This introduction to the volume places this book in relationship to culture, comics studies, feminist studies, and monster studies. The authors outline each chapter and explain their placement in sections around origins, agency and paradoxes; the body; child-bearing; childhood; and taking on the role of monster. This introduces the idea that women in, behind, or reading comics may be culturally positioned and perceived as monsters, but that they are also agents in their own story.

Keywords:   comics, feminist, monster, culture, women

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