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D’Agostino, Anthony Michael: "“Flesh-to-Flesh Contact”. Marvel Comics’ Rogue and the Queer Feminist Imagination." In: American Literature 90.2 (2018), S. 251–281.
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BibTeX citation key: DAgostino2018
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Keywords: "X-Men", Gender, Superheld, USA
Collection: American Literature
The X-Men’s Rogue’s ability to absorb the powers and personality of others through “flesh-to-flesh contact” presents an affective figure for the queer potential of the X-Men’s metaphor of mutancy as difference. Close readings of Rogue’s first appearance, Avengers Annual #10, and the end of her first major character arc, Uncanny X-Men #185, reveal that this affective figure for queerness is variable and derived from X-Men writer Chris Claremont’s ongoing engagement with feminist politics and theory.
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