Under the Mask: Non-Normative Sexuality in Alan Moore's "Watchmen"

UNCA Author/Contributor (non-UNCA co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Thomas Smith (Creator)
University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA )
Web Site: http://library.unca.edu/
Lorena Russell

Abstract: Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' 1987 "Watchmen" compilation has been described as a deconstruction of the superhero genre, complicating the definition of heroism and the sexuality of the hero. In this paper, the author considers the applicability of queer theory to "Watchmen", and examines how, in the stories, the public outcry against masked crime fighting hampers the sexuality of many characters.

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Language: English
Date: 2018
Watchmen ; superheroes ; sexuality ; queer theory

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