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The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Elyce Rae Helford, Shiloh Carroll, Sarah Gray, and Michael R. II Howard (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808714
eISBN:
9781496808752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808714.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In chapters devoted to individual television programs, adult and young adult literature, and comics, the authors collected in The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture discuss ... More


The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

Liam Burke

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462036
eISBN:
9781626745193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462036.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In the summer of 2000 X-Men surpassed all box office expectations and ushered in an era of unprecedented production of comic book film adaptations. This trend, now in its second decade, has blossomed ... More


Making Sense Squared: Iteration and Synthesis in Grant Morrison’s Joker

Mark P. Williams

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Mark P. Williams uses the Joker as a vehicle through which to meditate on “the reader’s own relationship with the superhero form, and the superhero form’s relationship with contemporary modernity.” ... More


Heroes of Hall H: Global Media Franchises, Doctor Who, and the San Diego Comic-Con as Space for the Transnational Superhero

Lincoln Geraghty

in Superheroes On World Screens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Following Russell T. Davies’ successful 2005 reboot of the once dead franchise, Doctor Who is now the BBC’s chief television export to the world and a global brand. The Doctor has become a ... More


The Contemporary Incarnation of Thai Superhero Insee Daeng: A Divided Figure in a Divided Nation

Mary J. Ainslie

in Superheroes On World Screens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter conducts a critical analysis of the 2010 Thai superhero film Insee Daeng (The Red Eagle), the remake and re-launch of a series of 1960s Thai films built around this character, who fights ... More


Of Jungle Queens and Amazons: Marvel’s She-Hulk as Poststructural Feminist Icon

J. Richard Stevens

in The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808714
eISBN:
9781496808752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808714.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

J. Richard Stevens begins the collection with “Of Jungle Queens and Amazons: Marvel’s She-Hulk as Post-Structural Feminist Icon,” considers the contemporary transformation of another action heroine, ... More


Turning to the Dark Side: Challenging American Mythology in the Superhero Genre

Terence McSweeney

in The 'War on Terror' and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748693092
eISBN:
9781474408547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter concerns itself with the renaissance of the superhero genre in post-9/11 film and asks what this might be able to tell us about contemporary America. It offers a detailed analysis of the ... More


Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Adnan Morshed

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673186
eISBN:
9781452947549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Impossible Heights examines a distinct American cultural consciousness that came into focus during the interwar years, with the excitement about airplanes and skyscrapers, as well as their ... More


The Aesthetics of Ascension

Adnan Morshed

in Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673186
eISBN:
9781452947549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The Introduction elaborates on the book’s theme through the lens of three prominent American designers; explains how this study sheds new light on American visual culture during the interwar period; ... More


Hugh Ferriss and the “Harmonious Development of Man”

Adnan Morshed

in Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673186
eISBN:
9781452947549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 1 studies Hugh Ferriss’s imaginary city views, published collectively in his book The Metropolis of Tomorrow (1929). His drawings narrate both the scope of the future metropolis and the ... More


Ascension as Autobiography: Buckminster Fuller and His “Land to Sky, Outward Progression”

Adnan Morshed

in Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673186
eISBN:
9781452947549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Focusing on a little-explored period of Richard Buckminster Fuller’s life—from his self-published manifesto 4D Time Lock (1928) to his first book Nine Chains to the Moon (1938)—Chapter 2 examines the ... More


The Master Builder as Superman: Norman Bel Geddes’s Futurama

Adnan Morshed

in Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673186
eISBN:
9781452947549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 3 examines Norman Bel Geddes’s Futurama—the most visited show at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Bel Geddes sought to make his American utopia visually legible only to aerial spectators. ... More


The God’s-Eye Vision

Adnan Morshed

in Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673186
eISBN:
9781452947549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673186.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The Epilogue offers a broad assessment of the design philosophy of the three key figures discussed in the book, particularly in the context of shifting political sentiments in postwar America.


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