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Keywords: 1950s
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Feminist Media Histories (2018) 4 (3): 179–204.
Published: 01 July 2018
...Kathleen McClancy This paper examines the ways that comics can subvert twenty-first-century nostalgia for an imagined halcyon 1950s by refusing to treat history as idyllic, unchanging, or distant, focusing specifically on Joëlle Jones's Lady Killer (2015–17). Lady Killer engages with long fifties...
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Feminist Media Histories (2017) 3 (2): 166–174.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and in its comic point of view that pokes fun at 1950s gender performativity, teases the viewer with the ever-present threat of impropriety, and even proves eerily prescient about the future of computerized dating. Maybe what is so troublesome about media we call “dated” is not the reminder of how far we...