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Monstrous Women in Comics

Samantha Langsdale and Elizabeth Rae Coody


Many studies of the monster and monstrosity have focused on women, and most do so (at least in part) in relation to some type of visual culture. However, few have examined the appearance of monstrous women in comics in particular. Like horror films, sequential art has an abundance of monsters and fantastical beings. No less important to this volume than the sheer abundance of monsters within comics is the fact that they are often marked by gender, race, and disability in complex ways. Each chapter provides a text-critical analysis of a particular (or perhaps several) comic, manga, or graphic n ... More

Keywords: monsters, women, comics, power, embodiment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496827623
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496827623.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samantha Langsdale, editor
University of North Texas

Elizabeth Rae Coody, editor
Morningside College

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Samantha Langsdale and Elizabeth Rae Coody

Part 1 The Origins, Agency, and Paradoxes of Monstrous Women

Part 2 The Body as Monstrous

Part 3 Childbearing as Monstrous

Part 4 Monsters of Childhood

Part 5 Taking On the Role of Monster