Superwomen

Author : Carolyn Cocca
ISBN : 9781501316593
Genre : Performing Arts
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2017 Prose Awards Honorable Mention, Media & Cultural Studies Over the last 75 years, superheroes have been portrayed most often as male, heterosexual, white, and able-bodied. Today, a time when many of these characters are billion-dollar global commodities, there are more female superheroes, more queer superheroes, more superheroes of color, and more disabled superheroes--but not many more. Superwomen investigates how and why female superhero characters have become more numerous but are still not-at-all close to parity with their male counterparts; how and why they have become a flashpoint for struggles over gender, sexuality, race, and disability; what has changed over time and why in terms of how these characters have been written, drawn, marketed, purchased, read, and reacted to; and how and why representations of superheroes matter, particularly to historically underrepresented and stereotyped groups. Specifically, the book explores the production, representations, and receptions of prominent transmedia female superheroes from their creation to the present: Wonder Woman; Batgirl and Oracle; Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Star Wars' Padmé Amidala, Leia Organa, Jaina Solo, and Rey; and X-Men's Jean Grey, Storm, Kitty Pryde, Rogue, and Mystique. It analyzes their changing portrayals in comics, novels, television shows, and films, as well as how cultural narratives of gender have been negotiated through female superheroes by creators, consumers, and parent companies over the last several decades.
Category: Performing Arts

Comic Connections

Author : Sandra Eckard
ISBN : 9781475828061
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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With the popularity of comic adaptations on television and at the movies, these current topics can be a great way to engage students by bringing characters and stories they connect with into the classroom to help them build the skills that they need to be successful. Comic Connections: Reflecting on Women in Popular Culture is designed to help teachers from middle school through college find exciting new strategies that they can use right away as part of their curricular goals. Each chapter has three pieces: comic relevance, classroom connections, and concluding thoughts; this format allows a reader to pick-and-choose where to start. Some readers might want to delve into the history of a comic to better understand characters and their usefulness, while other readers might want to pick up an activity, presentation, or project that they can fold into that day’s lesson. This volume in Comic Connections series focuses on female characters—Wonder Woman, Peggy Carter, and Lois Lane, to name a few—with each chapter deconstructing a specific character to help students engage in meaningful conversations, writing projects, and other activities that will complement and enhance their literacy skills.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Yayoi Kusama

Author : Yayoi Kusama
ISBN : 3883758299
Genre : Art
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Essays by Karola Grasslin and Jan Verwoert.
Category: Art

Superheroes And Critical Animal Studies

Author : J. L. Schatz
ISBN : 9781498549271
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 66.46 MB
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Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies explores and puts into dialogue two growing field of studies, comic studies and critical animal studies. The book’s aim is to create a form of praxis that people can use to actualize many of the values superheroes strive to protect. To this end, contributor chapters are divided into sections on the foundation of superhero representation and how to teach it, criticisms of particular superheroes and how they fall short of truly protecting the planet, and interpretations of specific characters that can be read to produce a positive orientation to the nonhuman world and craft strategies to promote liberation in the real world. Altogether, the book produces a form of scholarship on the media that is both intersectional in scope and tailored to have an impact on the reader beyond theorizing superheroes for theorization’s sake.
Category: Social Science

Girls Series Fiction And American Popular Culture

Author : LuElla D'Amico
ISBN : 9781498517645
Genre : Social Science
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Girls' Series Fiction and American Popular Culture examines the ways in which young female heroines in American series fiction have undergone dramatic changes in the past 150 years, changes which have both reflected and modeled standards of behavior for America’s tweens and teen girls. Though series books are often derided for lacking in imagination and literary potency, that the majority of American girls have been exposed to girls’ series in some form, whether through books, television, or other media, suggests that this genre needs to be studied further and that the development of the heroines that girls read about have created an impact that is worthy of a fresh critical lens. Thus, this collection explores how series books have influenced and shaped popular American culture and, in doing so, girls’ everyday experiences from the mid nineteenth century until now. The collection interrogates the cultural work that is performed through the series genre, contemplating the messages these books relay about subjects including race, class, gender, education, family, romance, and friendship, and it examines the trajectory of girl fiction within such contexts as material culture, geopolitics, socioeconomics, and feminism.
Category: Social Science

Superhero Comics

Author : Christopher Gavaler
ISBN : 9781474226363
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Superhero Comics helps readers explore the most successful and familiar of comic book genres. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book reveals: ·The history of superhero comics-from mythic influences to 21st century evolutions ·Cultural contexts-from the formative politics of colonialism, eugenics, KKK vigilantism, and WWII fascism to the Cold War's transformative threat of mutually assured destruction to the on-going revolutions in African American and sexual representation ·Key texts-from the earliest pre-Comics-Code Superman and Batman to the latest post-Code Ms. Marvel and Black Panther ·Approaches to visual analysis-from layout norms to narrative structure to styles of abstraction
Category: Literary Criticism

Irmina

Author : Barbara Yelin
ISBN : 3956400062
Genre : Graphic novels
File Size : 46.75 MB
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Category: Graphic novels

Wir Haben Schon Immer Im Schloss Gelebt

Author : Shirley Jackson
ISBN : 9783942261524
Genre : Fiction
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Ich heiße Mary Katherine Blackwood. Ich bin achtzehn Jahre alt, und ich lebe zusammen mit meiner Schwester Constance. Ich habe oft gedacht, dass ich mit ein bisschen Glück als Werwolf auf die Welt gekommen wäre, weil Mittel- und Ringfinger an beiden Händen gleich lang sind, aber ich muss mich mit dem zufriedengeben, was ich nun einmal bin. Ich wasche mich nicht gern und mag weder Hunde noch Lärm. Ich mag meine Schwester Constance, Richard Plantagenet und Amanita phalloides, den grünen Knollenblätterpilz. Sonst lebt niemand mehr von meiner Familie.
Category: Fiction

The Modern Superhero In Film And Television

Author : Jeffrey A. Brown
ISBN : 9781317484509
Genre : Social Science
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Hollywood’s live-action superhero films currently dominate the worldwide box-office, with the characters enjoying more notoriety through their feature film and television depictions than they have ever before. This book argues that this immense popularity reveals deep cultural concerns about politics, gender, ethnicity, patriotism and consumerism after the events of 9/11. Superheroes have long been agents of hegemony, fighting for abstract ideals of justice while overall perpetuating the American status quo. Yet at the same time, the book explores how the genre has also been utilized to question and critique these dominant cultural assumptions.
Category: Social Science

Sexus Und Herrschaft

Author : Kate Millett
ISBN : 3420046138
Genre : Sex in literature
File Size : 33.2 MB
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Category: Sex in literature