“Queer Glitches, Or, The Recuperation of Vanellope Von Schweetz”

Back from SLSA13!  It was a great conference full of wonderful people, amazing ideas, and fun times.  Below is an excerpt and the Prezi for my presentation “Queer Glitches, Or, The Recuperation of Vanellope Von Schweetz”:

Here, inspired by J. Halberstam’s The Queer Art of Failure and their close readings of animated films like Shrek and Finding Nemo to locate “alternative ways of being” and “animating revolt” (52), I turn to Disney’s 2012 feature Wreck-It Ralph—in part because it imagines and dramatizes what goes on inside a video game in fun and useful ways—but also because it outlines the radical potential of queer glitches and the perils of recuperation, particularly via the character (voiced by Sarah Silverman) of Vanellope Von Schweetz.

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