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“A discipline overrun with whiteness”: #FSN2019 and Making a Statement – A Guest Post

As previously noted, these conversations have been around for far longer than us, and to assume that we are the first to voice this discomfort, this anger, this complaint (per Sara Ahmed) is to be complicit in this erasure and our own eventual erasure. Continue reading

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Post PCA 2019 Analysis

Off-hand, I have a list of a few words that I think apply to my experience at PCA 2019 Community Validation Cannibalism Expensive First of all, while I was surprised that folks in fan-studies gave two shiny cents about me … Continue reading

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Queer-Coding, Bad-Bat-Takes, And Why The Joker Isn’t That Important to Batman

Content Warning for stereotypes built from homophobia and transmisogyny that are present in the Joker’s portrayal across the years. “In some ways, the Joker is a dark reflection of who Batman is. The loss of Bruce Wayne’s parents could’ve driven … Continue reading

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[Video] My Comic Book Girlfriend HasTo Be a Redhead: Misogynoiristic Reactions to Racebending Iris West and Mary-Jane Watson

Abstract Recent adaptations of popular comic book series have taken the step of diversifying their original storylines by racebending (Gaston and Reid 2012) key characters – for example Iris West (played by Candice Patton) on DC Comics and The CW’s … Continue reading

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bib·li·o·file: Recent Work in Literary Studies

Here’s everything we’re reading in my Monday night class from now until the end of the semester. Sadly, none of these books are available for free so all I can offer are (affiliate) links to the kindle version on Amazon … Continue reading

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“Holy Homosexual Batman”: A Reference List

For my critical literary theory course during my first semester of grad school,  I did a final paper looking at applications of queer theory as it applies to textual and subtextual queer perceptions of Batman. You know, because I just … Continue reading

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bib.li.o.file – 2/16/2016

This week we’re working on a ton of different stuff. In my Hemispheric 1850s class, we’re looking at Nancy Prince and thinking about the creation of her own Archive as her narrative withholds more than it exposes. Nancy Prince – … Continue reading

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