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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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Kicking Ass in Flip-Flops: Inappropriate/d Generations and Monstrous Pregnancy in Comics Narratives

Kicking Ass in Flip-Flops: Inappropriate/d Generations and Monstrous Pregnancy in Comics Narratives

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Monstrous Women in Comics
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Jeannie Ludlow

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496827623.003.0008

This chapter examines a number of comics to determine whether texts about abortion, miscarriage, and birthing exceed normative discourses of maternity (which frequently frame such life-events as horrific and monstrous), or if, despite their potential to perform otherwise, certain comics perpetuate the characterization of maternity as abject. This chapter provides an analysis of how particular comics do, or do not, make use of monstrosity in order to imagine im/possibilities relating to birth.

Keywords:   abortion, maternity, abjection, monstrous birth, comics

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