Bonner Online-Bibliographie zur Comicforschung
Cremins, Brian: "Bodies, Transfigurations, and Bloodlust in Edie Fake’s Graphic Novel Gaylord Phoenix." In: Journal of Medical Humanities 34.2 (2013), S. 301–313.
Added by: joachim (07 Feb 2014 10:56:30 UTC) (07 Feb 2014 10:56:30 UTC)
|Resource type: Journal Article
BibTeX citation key: Cremins2013
Email resource to friend
View all bibliographic details
Keywords: "Gaylord Phoenix", Fake. Edie, Gender, Körper, Medizin, USA
Collection: Journal of Medical Humanities
Views index: 6%
Popularity index: 1.5%
This essay studies Edie Fake’s award-winning graphic novel Gaylord Phoenix from the perspective of Queer Theory and Transgender Studies. Nikki Sullivan’s use of the term transmogrification from her work on somatechnics provides a critical lens through which to examine Fake’s exploration of the transgender body in his narrative. Fake includes multiple images of bodies undergoing radical transformations through a combination of magic and surgery, blurring the distinction between modern science and the occult. The essay also explores Fake’s status as an innovator in the world of comic books and graphic novels as he creates an idiosyncratic verbal and visual vocabulary largely unprecedented in the world of sequential art.