NUBIANS OF PLUTONIA: BLACK WOMEN IN MODERN POST- APOCALYPTIC AND DYSTOPIAN GRAPHIC LITERATURE

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This dissertation explores the deployment of race and gender in comic books and graphic novels, paying close attention to how Black womanhood and girlhood operates in the speculative future. This project suggests that the framing of black womanhood and girlhood in post-apocalyptic/dystopian spaces provide a counter to the normative notions of both while simultaneously using normative tropes of Black womanhood and girlhood to produce new ways of understanding Black femininity in the future. Nubians of Plutonia use Black feminist cultural criticisms, Black popular culture, and visual culture to ask: does graphic literature present new, more dynamic understandings of race and gender, or does it reinforce racialized and gendered ideologies?
Through an interdisciplinary focus, this project unpacks how Black women and girls in these literary texts shift how we come to know Black spaces, the African diaspora, and otherhood. Through the introduction and deployment of subversive iconicity and hood heroinism, this project engages identity markers and other forms of racial formations among all communities of color. This project ultimately finds that Black female content creators provide alternate ways of knowing Blackness and gender through the reworking of normative renderings of Black female bodies.

Table of Contents

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Chapter One: Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 1
Section 1.1: Afrofuturism, the Post-Apocalypse, and a Post-Soul Aesthetic …………7
Section 1.2: Black Women, Black Girls, Black Cultural Producers ……………………..13
Section 1.3: Overview of Chapters ………………………………………………………………….22
Chapter Two: Totally Krossed Out: the Disappearing Black Woman in Garth Ennis’s Crossed………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………28
Section 2.1: Zombies, Survivors, and the Structured Absence of Black Women …..33
Section 2.2: Religious Iconography and the Crossed Black Woman ……………………41
Section 2.3: Post-Apocalyptic Lynching’s and the Death of Kara ……………………….50
Section 2.4: Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………53
Chapter Three: Who’s That Girl?: Communal Resistance, Countersurveillance, and the ‘Hood Heroine’ ……………………………………………………………………………………………58
Section 3.1: Rethinking the Gaze: the Tactical Manipulation of Common-Sense Memory…………………………………………………………………………………………………………64
Section 3.2: Hyperempathy and the ‘Hood Heroine’………………………………………….76
Section 3.3: Girls in the Hood…………………………………………………………………………82
Section 3.3: Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………87
Chapter Four: Marvel’s Young Marvels: Subversive Iconicity and Superheroines of Color ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………89
Section 4.1: Eve Ewing, Riri Williams, and the Making of a Black Girl Superhero 95
Section 4.2: Subversive Iconicity, Age Compression, and the Reclamation of Black Girlhood ……………………………………………………………………………………………100
Section 4.3: America Chavez and the Ethno-National Hierarchy ………………………..107
Section 4.4: Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………113

Chapter Five: Black Reign: Black Geographies and the Alien Other ……………………………..116
Section 5.1: The Human Other and Alien Other in Space …………………………………..122
Section 5.2: Black Futures, Black Geographies…………………………………………………125
Section 5.3: Communal Living and Identity Building Among the ‘Others’ …………..131
Section 5.4: LaGuardia, Biafra, and a Pure Species…………………………………………..134
Section 5.5: Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………141
Chapter Six: Conclusion ………………………………………………………………………………………… 143
Section 6.1: Looking Back, Looking Forward…………………………………………………..144
Section 6.2: Nubians of Plutonia, the Remix …………………………………………………….146
List of References ……………………………………………………………………………………………………151

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Author

MARTHIA D. FULLER

No of Chapters

6

No of Pages

166

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