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Sexual ideology in the works of Alan Moore : critical essays on the graphic novels

Author: Todd A Comer; Joseph Michael Sommers
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection investigates the political, social, cultural, and sexual ideologies that emerge from his seminal work, Lost Girls, and demonstrates how these ideologies relate to Moore's larger body of work. Each essay attends to the form and content of Moore's comics under the rubric of his pervasive metaphor of the 'politics of sexuality/the sexing of politics'"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Alan Moore; Alan Moore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd A Comer; Joseph Michael Sommers
ISBN: 9780786464531 0786464534
OCLC Number: 752073202
Description: vi, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : the polarizing of Alan Moore's sexual politics / Todd A. Comer and Joseph Michael Sommers --
Libidinal ecologies : eroticism and environmentalism in Swamp thing / Brian Johnson --
Green love, red sex : the conflation of the flora and the flesh in Swamp thing / Matthew Candelaria --
When "one bad day" becomes one dark knight : love, madness, and obsession in the adaptation of The killing joke into Christopher Nolan's The dark knight / Joseph Michael Sommers --
"Don't laugh, daddy, we're in love" : mockery, fulfillment, and subversion of popular romance conventions in The ballad of Halo Jones / Kate Flynn --
The love of nationalism, internationalism and sacred space in Watchmen / Karl Martin --
Theorizing sexual domination in From hell and Lost girls : Jack the Ripper versus wonderlands of desire / Zoë Brigley Thompson --
"Do you understand how I have loved you?" : terrible loves and divine visions in From hell / Mervi Miettinen --
Body politics : unearthing an embodied ethics in V for vendetta / Todd A. Comer --
The poles of wantonness : male asexuality in Alan Moore's film adaptations / Evan Torner --
Reflections on the looking glass : adaptation as sex and psychosis in Lost girls / Nico Dicecco --
"Avast, land-lubbers!" Reading Lost girls as a post-Sadeian text / K.A. Laity --
The undying fire : erotic love as divine grace in Promethea / Christine Hoff Kraemer --
"It came out of nothing except our love" : queer desire and transcendental love in Promethea / Paul Petrovic --
Self-conscious sexuality in Promethea / Orion Ussner Kidder --
I remain your own : epistolamory in "The new adventures of Fanny Hill" / Lloyd Isaac Vayo --
Afterword : disgust with the revolution / Annalisa Di Liddo.
Responsibility: edited by Todd A. Comer and Joseph Michael Sommers.

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"This collection investigates the political, social, cultural, and sexual ideologies that emerge from his seminal work, Lost Girls, and demonstrates how these ideologies relate to Moore's larger body of work. Each essay attends to the form and content of Moore's comics under the rubric of his pervasive metaphor of the 'politics of sexuality/the sexing of politics'"--Provided by publisher.

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