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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


How Superheroes Made Their Way into the World of Fairy Tales: The Appeal of Cooperation and Collective Action from the Greek Myths to the Grimms’ Tales and Beyond

Jack Zipes

in Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160580
eISBN:
9781400852581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160580.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter highlights an important theme in the Grimms' fairy tales that few scholars have discussed—cooperation or superhuman cooperative efforts necessary to defeat evil. It shares a string of ... More


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


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


Literary Formulas

John G. Cawelti

in The Superhero Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter presents an excerpt from John G. Cawelti’s Adventure, Mystery, Romance: Formula Stories as Art and Popular Culture (1977). It distinguishes between the two general adventure patterns of ... 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


Believing is Seeing: Teaching Religion and Violence in Film

Ken Derry

in Teaching Religion and Violence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195372427
eISBN:
9780199949618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372427.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Instead of using movies as examples or manifestations of sacred phenomena, this essay encourages teachers of religion to take advantage of film’s capacity to highlight the human process of and ... 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


Parodic Potty Humor and Superheroic Potentiality in Dav Pilkey’s The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Joseph Michael Sommers

in Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811677
eISBN:
9781496811714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811677.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the first volume in Dav Pilkey's series, The Adventures of Captain Underpants. It argues that its success with contemporary children arises from a constellation of phenomena ... 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


Prosthetic Heroes: Iron Man 3

Ellen Samuels

in Disability Media Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479867820
eISBN:
9781479802340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867820.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Ellen Samuels examines Iron Man 3 (Shane Black, 2013), arguing that this film’s representations of veterans and disability reflected the social context in which increasing numbers of disabled ... More


The Dismal Trade: Death, the Market, and Silver Age Superheroes

Alaniz José

in Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461176
eISBN:
9781626740655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461176.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter addresses the superheroes' experience of the “death”/resurrection cycle in serial narratives. This cycle shows that the Silver Age superhero is not only a disability disavower and ... More


From Steel and Shadows to the Flag

Aldo J. Regalado

in Bending Steel: Modernity and the American Superhero

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462210
eISBN:
9781626746183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462210.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter looks at the superheroes that emerged following the success of Superman. Responding to the demand created by Superman, small, independent art studios began creating one costumed hero ... 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 Superhero Reader

Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, and Kent Worcester (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Despite their commercial appeal and cross-media reach, superheroes are only recently starting to attract sustained scholarly attention. This book includes chapters and book excerpts by major writers ... More


There is no Free-Will Defense

James P. Sterba

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 8

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806967
eISBN:
9780191844461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806967.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This paper argues that there is no Free-Will Defense for the degree and amount of moral evil in our world. It denies that God’s creating our world with the degree and amount of moral evil that ... More


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