The 21st Century Superhero: Essays on Gender, Genre and Globalization in Film

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Richard J. Gray II, Betty Kaklamanidou
McFarland, 7 sept. 2011 - 212 pages
Superhero films are one of the most enduring genres of cinema, and their popularity is only increasing in the 21st century. These ten critical essays explore the phenomenon through the lenses 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. Of particular interest is the way these narratives, however fantastic, abstract, futuristic or simplistic, resonate with specific events in the world and function as starting points for discussion of contemporary sociopolitical conflicts.
 

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This collection of ten excellent essays selected by Gray (French, Carson-Newman Coll.) and Kaklamanidou (film, Aristotle Univ., Greece) examines how such factors as globalization and changing gender ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Introduction
1
Part I Globalization
15
Part 2 Gender
61
Part 3 Genre
111
Films and Television Programs
179
Works Cited
187
About the Contributors
197
Index
199
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Richard J. Gray II is an assistant professor of French at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. His fields of study include interdisciplinary approaches to French literary studies, language, film, cultural studies, and women’s studies. He lives in Ashland, Ohio. Betty Kaklamanidou is a lecturer in film history and theory in the film studies department at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, where she lives.

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