Ink stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors

Author: Jennifer K. Stuller
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857732080
Format: PDF, ePub
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In 'Ink-stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors', author Jennifer Stuller looks at the role of superwomen in modern mythology, tracing their development in comics, in films and on television over the course of the past seven decades. From Wonder Woman to Buffy Summers, Emma Peel to Sydney Bristow, Charlie’s Angels to The Powerpuff Girls, Superwomen are more than just love interests or sidekicks who stand by their Supermen. In her new book, Stuller shows how the female hero in modern mythology has broken through the boy's club barrier of tradition and reveals the pivotal role of high-heeled crimefighters in popular culture. Featuring spies and sexuality, daddy's girls and super-mothers, this is a comprehensive, engaging and thought-provoking guide to female detectives, meta-humans and action heroines, as well as their creators, directors, performers, and consumers. The book also includes a glossary of modern mythic women, from Aeon to Zoë, as well as a foreword by acclaimed cultural commentator Roz Kaveney, author of 'Superheroes! Capes and Crusaders in Comics and Films' (published by I.B.Tauris, April 2008).

Comic Film Gender

Author: Véronique Sina
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839433363
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Welche Rolle spielt die Kategorie Gender für die Konstitution von Comic und Film? Véronique Sina geht dieser Frage anhand ausgewählter Comic- und Filmbeispiele wie Frank Millers »Sin City«, Enki Bilals »Immortel (ad vitam)« oder Matthew Vaughns »Kick-Ass« nach. Auf Basis einer detailreichen, vergleichenden Analyse beider Medien entwickelt sie das Konzept des performativen Comicfilms und verdeutlicht dabei gleichzeitig, wie sich Comic, Film und Gender wechselseitig generieren und produktiv aufeinander einwirken. Mit dieser Fokussierung auf die reziproke Beziehung der Performativität von Gender sowie der Medialität des Performativen leistet die Studie einen wichtigen Beitrag zu den Gender-Media Studies.

berg nge und Entgrenzungen in der Fantastik

Author: Christine Lötscher
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643801866
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Fantastik verhandelt virulente kulturelle und gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen und hinterfragt bestehende Grenzziehungen. Dabei werden hybride Zonen der Autonomie entworfen, die als Gegenentwürfe zum herkömmlich vermittelten Verständnis von Welt, Wissen oder Identität gelesen werden können. Untersucht werden fantastische Erzählungen in all ihren historischen und gegenwärtigen sowie sämtlichen medialen Erscheinungsformen, vom Roman über den Film bis zum Computerspiel. Weltenwechsel, Zeitreisen, Verwandlungen, Mischwesen sowie Grenzübertritte aller Art stehen ebenso im Fokus wie Genrehybridisierung und Intermedialität.

What is a Superhero

Author: Robin S. Rosenberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199795274
Format: PDF
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What is a superhero? Everyone knows, right? And yet everyone seems to have a different answer. In this innovative collection of essays, renowned psychologist Robin Rosenberg and comics scholar Peter Coogan explore this question from a variety of viewpoints. With essays from scholars and commentaries by the writers and creators themselves, What is a Superhero? is the first volume to provide a true synthesis and reflection of the state of superheroes in our society today.

Reader Superhelden

Author: Lukas Etter
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839438691
Format: PDF, Docs
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Sind Superheldinnen feministisch? Welche Rolle spielten antike Mythen, die biblische Geschichte des Simson oder Nietzsches Philosophie für die Schöpfer von Superman? Und was hat die Nibelungensage mit Marvel zu tun? Antworten auf diese und weitere Fragen - u.a. nach der vielfältigen Medialität und Rezeptionsgeschichte von Superhelden-Stories, der Perspektive der Comicschaffenden auf ihre Kunst und dem sich wandelnden Bild des Superhelden in der aktuellen Forschung - gibt dieser Reader, der erstmals in deutscher Sprache und für ein breites Publikum Texte zu Theorie und Geschichte der Superhelden versammelt und kommentiert. Mit Texten u.a. von Shilpa Davé, Umberto Eco, Stan Lee, Friedrich Nietzsche und Véronique Sina und Interviews u.a. mit Frank Miller, Alan Moore und Roy Lichtenstein.

Race on the QT

Author: Adilifu Nama
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292772386
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Known for their violence and prolific profanity, including free use of the n-word, the films of Quentin Tarantino, like the director himself, chronically blurt out in polite company what is extremely problematic even when deliberated in private. Consequently, there is an uncomfortable and often awkward frankness associated with virtually all of Tarantino's films, particularly when it comes to race and blackness. Yet beyond the debate over whether Tarantino is or is not racist is the fact that his films effectively articulate racial anxieties circulating in American society as they engage longstanding racial discourses and hint at emerging trends. This radical racial politics—always present in Tarantino's films but kept very much on the quiet—is the subject of Race on the QT. Adilifu Nama concisely deconstructs and reassembles the racial dynamics woven into Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained, as they relate to historical and current racial issues in America. Nama's eclectic fusion of cultural criticism and film analysis looks beyond the director's personal racial attitudes and focuses on what Tarantino's filmic body of work has said and is saying about race in America symbolically, metaphorically, literally, impolitely, cynically, sarcastically, crudely, controversially, and brilliantly.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Author: Jennifer K. Stuller
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1783200197
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Few could have predicted the enduring affection inspired by Joss Whedon's television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. With its origins in a script Whedon wrote for a 1992 feature film of the same name, the series far outpaced its source material, gathering a devoted audience that remains loyal to the show more than a decade after it left the airwaves. Heralded for its use of smart, funny, and emotionally resonant narrative; subversive and feminist characterizations; and unique approaches to television as an art form, the show quickly developed its own unique fan community, who built on existing narratives through fan fiction, media manipulation, and performance. Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer explores how this continued devotion is internalized, celebrated, and critiqued. Featuring interviews with culture makers, academics, and creators of participatory fandom, the essays here are a window into the more personal and communal aspects of the fan experience. Essays from critical thinkers and scholars address how Buffy inspires the creation of, among other enduring artifacts of fandom, fan fiction, crafting, performance, cosplay, and sing-alongs. As an accessible yet vigorous examination of a beloved character and her world, Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer provokes a larger conversation about the relationship between cult properties and fandom, and how their interplay permeates the cultural consciousness, in effect contributing to culture through new narrative, academia, language, and political activism.