Eli Boonin-Vail – Queer Proteus: Towards a Theory of the Animated Child

The animated body, as opposed to the photographed body of traditional cinema, shunts aside notions of indexicality, and in doing so presents theoretical scholarship with a variety of corporeal problems. Its plasmatic need to mutate, stretching as back to the origins of animation, assures the animated body of a tether to the child’s realm of […]

Shannon Brownlee – Masculinity Between Animation and Live Action, or, SpongeBob v. Hasselhoff

This article examines how distinctions between animation and live action correspond to distinctions between childish polymorphous perversity and adult masculinity in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (Stephen Hillenberg, 2004).