Knaflewski, "Identification of molecular markers for selection of supermale
(YY) asparagus plants," Journal of Applied Genetics, vol.
If so, the man would be entitled to acquittal on that ground." Susan Horan, Comment, The XYY Supermale
and the Criminal Justice System: A Square Peg in a Round Hole, 25 LOY.
On Heracles as "supermale
," see also Loraux 25 and cf.
To suggest this bizarre and ultimately posthuman processing of the body, and to critique commodification in a society that claims to make good on its "humanist" promises, Leyner humorously takes up the myth of the super-(hu)man: Superman (9) himself as a superhero but chiefly as a supermale
. Et Tu, Babe sets off at this point a double, spectacular displacement.
In Alfred Jarry's novella The Supermale
(1902) the famously eccentric author combines his interests in sex, sport, and machines to investigate the nature of human limits and the consequences of transgressing them.
"Bachelor Machines" was inspired by Duchamp's Large Glass and similar machines or machinelike men, such as those in Franz Kafka's short story "In the Penal Colony," Raymond Roussel's Impressions d'Afrique, and Alfred Jarry's Supermale
le Surmale, and it had to do with a belief in eternal energy flow as a way to avoid death, as an erotics of life: the bachelor as rebel-model, as antiprocreation.
Over 20 years ago Mary Daly dismissed Christian fixation on the person of Jesus as "pure idolatry," and the Christian myths of sin and salvation as "products of supermale
arrogance" serving to legitimate the oppression of women through blaming a woman for humankind's destruction and exalting the violent death of a unique male savior.
Unfortunately, the plot has Dunaway and Slater fighting like two alley cats scratching over a tom, and that's a far cry from the noble mission of the supermale
. Jeannot Szwarc, who directed, is now at work on Santa Claus, another supermovie due out next Christmas, and one can only hope that he doesn't run another myth into the ground.
(5) See Jarry's "The Passion Considered as an Uphill Bicycle Race" (1894), "How to Construct a Time Machine" (1899), and the significant portion of The Supermale
(1902) that describes a race between a locomotive and a five-man bicycle.
We created supermale
and superfemale faces by exaggerating all spatial differences between an average male and an average female face.
A plant that tests out as a supermale
in a greenhouse can prove even more of a stud in the wild.
His exhibition showed affinities to Rube Goldberg, Jessica Stockholder, and Fischli and Weiss, but in the end its thematic orientation came closest to Alfred Jarry's John Henry-like allegory, The Supermale