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Superheroes On World Screens

Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

There are now superheroes from every corner of the world, and they are becoming increasingly important within local and global cultures alike. This collection brings together a wide range of film, ... More


Sovereignty and Superheroes

Neal Curtis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085048
eISBN:
9781526104434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085048.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book explores the concept of sovereignty through an analysis of superhero comics. Sovereignty is traditionally understood to be the legitimate monopoly on the use of force in a given territory. ... More


Introduction

Rayna Denison, Rachel Mizsei-Ward, and Derek Johnston

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/9781628462340.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This introduction argues that superheroes are now a global phenomenon. While connections between the USA and superheroes persist in discussions of the superhero in contemporary culture, many local ... More


Alterity in the Gensis of the the Contemporary British TV Superhero

Jochen Ecke and Patrick Gill

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/9781628462340.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

British superheroes draw from a distinctive local tradition of superhero media. A look at the long tradition of portrayals of superheroes in British media suggests that these superheroes offer a ... More


Fighting for Truth, Justice, and the Islamic Way: The 99, Global Superheroes for the Post-9/11 World

Rachel Mizsei-Ward

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/9781628462340.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The 99 are a group of superheroes created by Naif Al-Mutawa as a way of reframing the discourse surrounding Islam in the aftermath of 9/11. The cartoon is of particular interest, having been ... More


Introduction: sovereignty and superheroes

Neal Curtis

in Sovereignty and Superheroes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085048
eISBN:
9781526104434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085048.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The introduction offers a brief definition of a superhero using the work of Peter Coogan, and the founding definition of sovereignty in Western political philosophy as outlined by Jean Bodin. It ... More


Moving in Four Dimensions

Harriet E. H. Earle

in Comics, Trauma, and the New Art of War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812469
eISBN:
9781496812506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812469.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Chapter five opens a dialogue between the Bakhtinian concept of the chronotope and the creative process of comics. Although comics certainly fit into the complex definition that Bakhtin offers for ... More


Moving from the Margins: Confronting the Hypersexualization of Asian American Females in Graphic Fiction

Mary J. Henderson Couzelis

in Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815064
eISBN:
9781496815101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815064.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines how Asian American young girls are represented in male-authored and female-authored graphic texts. Although the two Asian American male-authored texts discussed in this chapter, ... More


Gender and the Superhero Narrative

Michael Goodrum, Tara Prescott, and Philip Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818805
eISBN:
9781496818843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818805.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book sits at an intersection between academic and public discourse. It seeks to advance the debate around gender and representation in superhero narratives by connecting with existing ... More


Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics

Marc DiPaolo (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816641
eISBN:
9781496816689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816641.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Occupy Wall Street protests popularized the notion that “We are the 99 percent” mobilized against the political and economic interests of “the top 1%.” Some protestors wore Guy Fawkes masks in ... More


Wertham’s Little Goblins: Captain Marvel, Fanzines, and the Art of Nostalgia

Brian Cremins

in Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808769
eISBN:
9781496808806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808769.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

After Fawcett’s legal settlement with National in 1953, the original Captain Marvel did not return to comic books until 1973. In the meantime, comic book fans and amateur historians began writing ... More


The Difference of Fiction

Brian Richardson

in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter compares two texts based on the events of September 11, 2001: Deborah Eisenberg’s short story, “Twilight of the Superheroes,” and an interview with Christina Pan, who actually ... More


Lumping, Splitting, and Narratives as Rhetorical Actions: Notes on Christina J. Pan’s Reminiscences and Deborah Eisenberg’s “Twilight of the Superheroes”

James Phelan

in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In its comparison of Pan’s nonfictional and Eisenberg’s fictional narratives, this chapter emphasizes differences, especially those that follow from the constraints of referentiality in Pan’s case ... More


Narrative and Truth: Some Preliminary Notes

Mark Freeman

in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the interrelationship of narrative and truth, focusing on such issues as the differences between non-fictional and fictional narratives, the temporal dimension of narrative, the ... More


Witnessing the Impact: 9/11 in Everyday and Literary Stories

Jens Brockmeier

in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter offers a reading of two narratives on the events of 9/11in New York—one is a short story by Deborah Eisenberg, the other the text of an oral history interview with an eyewitness—that ... More


Introduction: Cultivating Empathy: The Subversive Potential of Populist Comic Books

Marc DiPaolo

in Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816641
eISBN:
9781496816689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816641.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Examines case studies of fictional heroes as analogues of real-life working-class figures to encourage greater empathy between members of different classes. Doing so will help scholar, undergraduate, ... More


Marvel’s Fallen Son and Making the Ordinary Sacred

Joshua Plencner

in Comics and Sacred Texts: Reimagining Religion and Graphic Narratives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819215
eISBN:
9781496819253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819215.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This essay analyses Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007), a five-issue limited series from Marvel Comics. The series is designed as an exploration of grief and bereavement, looking in on ... More


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