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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Ramzi Fawaz Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes . By Nama Adilifu . Austin : Univ. of Texas Press . 2011 . i , 180 pp. Cloth , $55.00 ; paper , $24.95 . Do the Gods Wear Capes? Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes . By Saunders Ben . New York...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 831–857.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Isaac Cates Cates's essay considers the benefits and constraints of genre within superhero comics and recent alternative comics that make use of the figure of the superhero. Individual superheroes (Batman, Superman, Spider-Man) emerge as nearly allegorical figures for particular ideas or ideologies...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2017
... argues that “the traditional view of the superhero as a nationalist icon has blinded scholars of cold war cultural history to the dynamic role the figure has played in offering alternative and often radical reinterpretations of the central political terms of liberal democracy in the post–World War II...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
... regeneration of the comic book was made possible by the revamping of a key American fantasy figure, the superhero, from a transparent champion of the national interest to a genetic and species outcast mapping the limits of the human. This refashioning was most visible in the invention of the “mutant superhero...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 221–250.
Published: 01 June 2018
...andré carrington Abstract The socially symbolic figure of the superhero comes into close contact with vernacular intellectual critiques of race and modernity through the much-anticipated film adaptation of Marvel’s Black Panther comics. This article analyzes the implications for queer approaches to...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 439–448.
Published: 01 June 2018
... books show is that, against those obstacles, diverse voices have emerged anyway. Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond . By Alaniz José . Jackson : Univ. Press of Mississippi . 2014 . xii, 363 pp. Cloth , $65.00 ; paper, $30.00 ; e-book available. Graphic...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 357–368.
Published: 01 June 2020
.... Cloth, $99.95 ; paper, $27.95 ; e-book available. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Once a garish, juvenile embarrassment, superheroes have escaped from the margins of Western culture to become the dominant paradigm for blockbuster entertainment in our moment. In 2019 alone...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Darieck Scott; Ramzi Fawaz Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 There’s something queer about comics. Whether one looks to the alternative mutant kinships of superhero stories (the epitome of queer world making), the ironic and socially negative narratives of independent comics...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 449–459.
Published: 01 June 2018
... light” on Miller’s success “and what that success meant for the discourse of superhero comics past, present, and future” (10). Throughout, Young frequently refers to his past as a minister’s son growing up in small-town southern Iowa, foregrounding his and his brother’s responses to comics, which...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 865–867.
Published: 01 December 2015
... © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Announcement Call for Papers: Special Issue of American Literature:  “Queer about Comics” There’s something queer about comics. Whether one looks to the alternative mutant kinships of superhero stories (the epitome of queer worldmaking...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 908–910.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and their involvement in transmedia franchises. Movie Comics is one of many academic books inspired by the recent wave of movies and television shows based on comics. However, unlike most such books, Davis’s focuses not on the contemporary era of blockbuster superhero films but on a much earlier...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 251–281.
Published: 01 June 2018
... theory X-Men comics superheroes affect When ah touch you . . . ah’ll absorb your power an’ memories as well. Any flesh-to-flesh contact—no matter how slight—will suffice for the transfer. —Rogue, Avengers Annual #10 (1981) An original creation of legendary comic book scribe Chris...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 185–188.
Published: 01 March 2013
... University DOI 10.1215/00029831-1959634 Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes. By Adilifu Nama. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2011. i, 180 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $24.95. Do the Gods Wear Capes? Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes. By Ben Saunders. New York: Continuum...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2013
... literary renaissance and its many books of life” (189). Dean Franco, Wake Forest University DOI 10.1215/00029831-1959634 Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes. By Adilifu Nama. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2011. i, 180 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $24.95. Do the Gods Wear...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2013
... University DOI 10.1215/00029831-1959634 Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes. By Adilifu Nama. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2011. i, 180 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $24.95. Do the Gods Wear Capes? Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes. By Ben Saunders. New York: Continuum...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 193–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
... literary renaissance and its many books of life” (189). Dean Franco, Wake Forest University DOI 10.1215/00029831-1959634 Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes. By Adilifu Nama. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2011. i, 180 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $24.95. Do the Gods Wear...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 195–197.
Published: 01 March 2013
... University DOI 10.1215/00029831-1959634 Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes. By Adilifu Nama. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2011. i, 180 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $24.95. Do the Gods Wear Capes? Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes. By Ben Saunders. New York: Continuum...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2013
... literary renaissance and its many books of life” (189). Dean Franco, Wake Forest University DOI 10.1215/00029831-1959634 Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes. By Adilifu Nama. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2011. i, 180 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $24.95. Do the Gods Wear...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 202–204.
Published: 01 March 2013
... literary renaissance and its many books of life” (189). Dean Franco, Wake Forest University DOI 10.1215/00029831-1959634 Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes. By Adilifu Nama. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2011. i, 180 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $24.95. Do the Gods Wear...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 893–914.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Superheroes; or, Batman and Superman Fistfight in Heaven,” 831–57. Chu, Patricia E. Review: Bow, Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South, 461–63. Review: Kim, Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and the Cold War, 461–63...