Same S---, Different Decade: Heterotopia and the Disruption of Ladylike Speech in the "Scum Manifesto" and "Hothead Paisan"
A great deal has been written about woman as the abject subject, about woman’s ability or inability to speak, to speak truth to power, as well as women's "revolutionary" speech etc. In this presentation, I am going to discuss Foucault’s idea of heterotopia, as a space outside of social control, offering a place that is both liminal and carnivalesque, not merely as a “safe space” for women’s speech, but f
Land of Enchantment, Violence, Conspiracies, and Hidden Histories: Graphic Novels and New Mexico
Many works of literary and genre fiction are set in the state of New Mexico, including graphic novels and comics. New Mexico is the setting for tales of horror and government conspiracies, Westerns, and stories that explore the state’s unique history, culture, and geography.
Comic books often present aesthetic ideals of hyper-masculinity and hyper-femininity, which presents a series of interesting implications including that human worth is somehow tied not only to performing gender, but to being defined by it thus the monikers SuperMAN and Wonder WOMAN.