By Ramzi Fawaz

About Ramzi Fawaz

Ramzi Fawaz is Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the author of The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics. With Darieck Scott, he co-edited the special issue of American Literature, “Queer about Comics,” which won the 2018 best special issue award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. His new book, Queer Forms, explores the influence of feminist and queer politics on American popular culture in the 1970s. Queer Forms will be published by New York University Press.


There’s something queer about comics. Whether one looks to the alternative mutant kinships of superhero stories (the epitome of queer world making), the ironic and socially negative narratives of independent comics (the epitome of queer antinormativity), or the social stigma …

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