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The World’s Strangest Heroes

Marc Singer

in Grant Morrison: Combining the Worlds of Contemporary Comics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031366
eISBN:
9781617031373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031366.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores Grant Morrison’s first works for DC Comics in the 1980s. Morrison pitched to DC his remake of Animal Man: a remake of the 1960s DC comic book character that fell into obscurity. ... More


Darwin’s Flinch

Tiffany Watt Smith

in On Flinching: Theatricality and Scientific Looking from Darwin to Shell Shock

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198700937
eISBN:
9780191770487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198700937.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

Chapter One takes as its starting point Charles Darwin’s self-experiment at London Zoological Gardens, when he recoiled from a puff adder lunging from behind its glass tank (The Expression of the ... More


Politics and Human Nature

in Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Beginning with a reading of Heidegger's “Letter on Humanism” (1946), Chapter 8 asks how humanism can account for its own opposite, namely, the dual traumas of Hiroshima and Auschwitz, or the mass ... More


Toward a Philosophy of the Impersonal

in Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 10 begins by illustrating how, as a response to globalization, political, philosophical, and juridical thought focuses upon the category of the person as the subject of modern, democratic ... More


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