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Buso, Michael: A dark, uncertain fate. Homophobia, graphic novels, and queer identity. UMI Dissertation Publishing, 2011. (98 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 124349977X
BibTeX citation key: Buso2011
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Batman", "Lost Girls", "The Dark Knight Returns", Chabon. Michael, Comics in Literatur, Gebbie. Melinda, Gender, Großbritannien, Literatur, Miller. Frank, Moore. Alan, Pornographie, Superheld, USA
Creators: Buso
Publisher: UMI Dissertation Publishing
Abstract
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.
  
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