Through looking at the graphic novel Y the Last Man by Brian K. Vaughn this research project will be exploring ideas of male and female gender performance. This text provides a tight focus on a single male in a suddenly female-dominated world that flips the stereotypical gender script and allows a new perspective to be taken when looking at gender performance. This juxtaposition of strong and complicated female characters to Yorick's less than heroic nature in Vaughn's novel is his tool to break down what it means to be a man and an attempt to create a dynamic between the two genders that allows for any role to be filled by anyone so that everyone may contribute to society.
Spencer, Glenn, "Ya Think Ya Know A Guy" (2019). Spring Presentation of Undergraduate Research. 6.