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Superheroes On World Screens

Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward

Abstract

There are now superheroes from every corner of the world, and they are becoming increasingly important within local and global cultures alike. This collection brings together a wide range of film, television and media experts from around the world in discussion of the places and positions that superheroes occupy in local, transnational and global culture. Within local media culture, superheroes occupy everything from subaltern to highly commercialized positions on world screens, in addition to occupying an increasingly central place as the core intellectual properties residing at the heart of ... More

Keywords: Superheroes, Cinema, Television, Global, Transnational

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781628462340
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2016 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rayna Denison, editor
Denison and Mizsei-Ward: University of East Anglia

Rachel Mizsei-Ward, editor

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Introduction

Rayna Denison, Rachel Mizsei-Ward, and Derek Johnston

Section One Not Just the American Way: Rethinking the “Americanness” of US Superheroes

Thor, God of Borders

Vincent M. Gaine

Section Two Superheroes on World Screens: From Local Productions to Transnational Blockbusters

Heroes of Hall H

Lincoln Geraghty

“Tu Mera Superman”

Iain Robert Smith

Section Three The Politics, Morality, and Socio-Cultural Impact of Superheroes on World Screens