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Drawing a Dialogue, Episode 6: The Gaze, Part Two: Complicated + Resisted


Drawing a Dialogue, Episode 6: The Gaze, Part Two: Complicated + Resisted

Cathy G. Johnson

Artwork by e jackson.

Artwork by e jackson.

Drawing a Dialogue is a podcast discussing comics in historical + educational contexts by Cathy G. Johnson and e remus jackson.

Episode 6: Jumping off of the last episode, Cathy + e complicate their discussion about ‘the gaze.’ They revisit Laura Mulvey’s original ‘male gaze’ definition +  its criticisms. Lesbian, black, female, transgender, imperial + medical gaze theories are discussed, which broaden the conversation + offer resistance.

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Episode Citation (chronologically as mentioned in podcast):

  • Episode 5 of Drawing a Dialogue for citation on Lacan, Freud, Mulvey + Foucault

  • Interview with Laura Mulvey by Roberta Sassatelli - Link

  • hooks, bell. (1992). Black Looks: Race and Representation. Boston: South End Press.

  • Dobinson, C., & Young, K. (2000). Popular Cinema and Lesbian Interpretive Strategies. Journal of Homosexuality, 40(2), 97-122.

  • E. Ann Kaplan - Routledge

  • Aevee Bee - Mammon Machine Blog

  • Julia Serano - Trans-misogyny primer

  • E Jessica Groothis - The TransAdvocate

  • Imogen Binnie - Imogen Watches Classic Films

  • Mey Rude - Autostraddle

  • Wilchins, R. A. (2006). What does it cost to tell the truth. In The Transgender Studies Reader. Routledge.

  • Meredith Talusan - BuzzFeed (content warning)

  • Singer, T. B. (2006). From the Medical Gaze to Sublime Mutations: the ethics of (re)viewing non-normative body images. In The Transgender Studies Reader. Routledge.

  • Dru Pagliassotti, Kazumi Nagaike & Mark McHarry (2013) Editorial: Boys’ Love manga special section, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 4:1, 1-8

  • Uli Meyer (2013) Drawing from the body – the self, the gaze and the other in Boys’ Love manga, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 4:1, 64-81

  • Kathryn Hemmann - Transformative Works and Cultures

Letters To The Editor:

What Are We Reading?:

  • Serano, J. (2007) Whipping girl: A transsexual woman on sexism and the scapegoating of femininity. Emeryville, CA: Seal Press.

  • Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight by Rin Mikimoto

Special thanks to O Horvath for research help!