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The 21st century superhero : essays on gender, genre and globalization in film

Author: Richard J Gray; Betty Kaklamanidou
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"These ten critical essays explore the phenomenon of the superhero film in the 21st century through the lens of numerous academic disciplines, and cover topics such as the role of globalization in the formation of superhero narratives, the shifting nature of masculinity and femininity in the superhero world and the state of the genre today"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
21st century superhero.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011
(DLC) 2011017365
(OCoLC)714086826
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Gray; Betty Kaklamanidou
ISBN: 9780786487301 0786487305 1283256967 9781283256964
OCLC Number: 751978824
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 204 pages)
Contents: Introduction / Richard J. Gray II and Betty Kaklamanidou --
Globalization. Exceptional Recognition: The U.S. Global Dilemma in The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, and Avatar / Anthony Peter Spanakos --
"You Took My Advice About Theatricality a Bit --
Literally": Theatricality and Cybernetics of Good and Evil in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and X-Men / Johannes Schlegel and Frank Habermann --
Power, Choice, and September 11 in The Dark Knight / Christine Muller --
Gender. The Mythos of Patriarchy in the X-Men Films / Betty Kaklamanidou --
Vivacious Vixens and Scintillating Super-Hotties: Deconstructing the Superheroine / Richard J. Gray II --
Evolving Portrayals of Masculinity in Superhero Films: Hancock / Christina Adamou --
Genre. Genre and Super-Heroism: Batman in the New Millennium / Vincent M. Gaine --
Super-Intertextuality and 21st Century Individualized Social Advocacy in Spider-Man and Kick-Ass / Justin S. Schumaker --
The Watchmen, Neo-Noir and Pastiche / Phillip Davis --
Smallville: Super Puberty and the Monstrous Superhero / Shahriar Fouladi.
Other Titles: Twenty-first century superhero
Responsibility: edited by Richard J. Gray II and Betty Kaklamanidou.

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Superhero films are one of the most enduring genres of cinema. These ten critical essays explore the phenomenon through the lenses of numerous academic disciplines, and cover topics such as the role  Read more...

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"a stimulating companion to the genre which now rules the cinema." - Barry Forshaw, CrimeTime and DVD Choices websites, October 2015

 
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