Superheroes: An Analysis of Popular Culture's Modern Myths

A scholarly interrogation of popular North American superhero narratives, such as those of Superman, Spider-Man, and Batman, provides insight into how media’s messages influence the culture’s ethical values. As an extension of ideas presented by Friedrich Nietzsche, Joseph Campbell, and Umberto Eco, this dissertation argues that superhero tales must be regarded as modern mythology. More

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Published by Problematic Press
Words: 37,910
Language: English
ISBN: 9780986902703
About David Reynolds

Dave Reynolds studied at Memorial University where he completed his BA in Philosophy and English Language and Literature in 2006 in addition to completing his MPhil in Humanities in 2008. His graduate research focused on the cultural significance of superhero narratives and culminated in his dissertation Superheroes: An Analysis of Popular Culture's Modern Myths. Presently, Dave enjoys teaching English at Memorial University. His other research interests include moral philosophy, justice, semiotics, rhetorical persuasion, and various forms of popular culture.

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Superheroes: An Analysis of Popular Culture's Modern Myths goes beyond the typical fanboy fantasies to provide a rigorous, multifaceted examination of how superheroes and comic books have influenced North American culture. You can find the eBook online through Smashwords or the Amazon Kindle Store. Please, read and enjoy!

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