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dark, uncertain fate

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Date Issued:
2010
Summary:
This thesis focuses primarily on homophobia and how it plays a role in the construction of queer identities, specifically in graphic novels and comic books. The primary texts being analyzed are Alan Moore's Lost Girls, Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, and Michael Chabon's prose novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Throughout these and many other comics, queer identities reflect homophobic stereotypes rather than resisting them. However, this thesis argues that, despite the homophobic tendencies of these texts, the very nature of comics (their visual aspects, panel structures, and blank gutters) allows for an alternative space for positive queer identities.
Title: A dark, uncertain fate: homophobia, graphic novels, and queer identity.
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Name(s): Buso, Michael.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of English
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: vi, 90 p. : ill. (some col.)
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis focuses primarily on homophobia and how it plays a role in the construction of queer identities, specifically in graphic novels and comic books. The primary texts being analyzed are Alan Moore's Lost Girls, Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, and Michael Chabon's prose novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Throughout these and many other comics, queer identities reflect homophobic stereotypes rather than resisting them. However, this thesis argues that, despite the homophobic tendencies of these texts, the very nature of comics (their visual aspects, panel structures, and blank gutters) allows for an alternative space for positive queer identities.
Identifier: 624768718 (oclc), 2100584 (digitool), FADT2100584 (IID), fau:3403 (fedora)
Note(s): by Michael Buso.
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2010.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2010. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Moore, Alan, 1953-
Miller, Frank, 1957-
Chabon, Michael
Sex in literature
Homophobia -- United States
Gender identity -- United States
Comic books, strips, etc -- United States -- History and criticism
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/2100584
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Host Institution: FAU