superman on the couch

Download Book Superman On The Couch in PDF format. You can Read Online Superman On The Couch here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Superman On The Couch

Author : Danny Fingeroth
ISBN : 0826415393
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
File Size : 43. 11 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 210
Read : 481

Download Now


Why are so many of the superhero myths tied up with loss, often violent, of parents or parental figures? What is the significance of the dual identity? What makes some superhuman figures "good" and others "evil"? Why are so many of the prime superheroes white and male? How has the superhero evolved over the course of the 20th and early 21st centuries? And how might the myths be changing? Why is it that the key superhero archetypes - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, the X-Men - touch primal needs and experiences in everyone? Why has the superhero moved beyond the pages of comics into other media? All these topics, and more, are covered in this lively and original exploration of the reasons why the superhero - in comic books, films, and TV - is such a potent myth for our times and culture.>

Superman On The Couch

Author : Danny Fingeroth
ISBN : 0826415407
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 70. 48 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 532
Read : 1164

Download Now


Why are so many of the superhero myths tied up with loss, often violent, of parents or parental figures? What is the significance of the dual identity? What makes some superhuman figures "good" and others "evil"? Why are so many of the prime superheroes white and male? How has the superhero evolved over the course of the 20th and early 21st centuries? And how might the myths be changing? Why is it that the key superhero archetypes - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, the X-Men - touch primal needs and experiences in everyone? Why has the superhero moved beyond the pages of comics into other media? All these topics, and more, are covered in this lively and original exploration of the reasons why the superhero - in comic books, films, and TV - is such a potent myth for our times and culture.

Superman On The Couch

Author : Danny Fingeroth
ISBN : 0826415407
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 44. 60 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 801
Read : 1233

Download Now


Why are so many of the superhero myths tied up with loss, often violent, of parents or parental figures? What is the significance of the dual identity? What makes some superhuman figures "good" and others "evil"? Why are so many of the prime superheroes white and male? How has the superhero evolved over the course of the 20th and early 21st centuries? And how might the myths be changing? Why is it that the key superhero archetypes - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, the X-Men - touch primal needs and experiences in everyone? Why has the superhero moved beyond the pages of comics into other media? All these topics, and more, are covered in this lively and original exploration of the reasons why the superhero - in comic books, films, and TV - is such a potent myth for our times and culture.

Disguised As Clark Kent

Author : Danny Fingeroth
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124061404
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
File Size : 85. 51 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 293
Read : 719

Download Now


"Fingeroth's book is an easy, intriguing read, exploring the histories of superheroes and their creators. This is clearly a topic in which Fingeroth is eminently well-versed." -Jewish Book World "Like a Yiddish theater play on the old Jewish Second Avenue, or like a really good comic book, Danny will make you laugh, cry and, best of all, he'll make you think." --From the foreword by Stan Lee In Disguised as Clark Kent, Danny Fingeroth--a long-time executive in the comics business who wrote and edited Spider-Man as well as other famous lines for Marvel--reflects on the phenomenon of the heavily Jewish elements that, consciously or not, went into the creation of the superhero. Centering on questions of Jewish identity, which is historically about the push and pull toward and away from that very identity, Disguised as Clark Kent brings valuable insight into the fantasies that fuel our imaginations and entertainment industry, as well as many significant and often hidden aspects of our society.

Sovereignty And Superheroes

Author : Neal Curtis
ISBN : 9780719085048
Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
File Size : 51. 32 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 336
Read : 537

Download Now


Sovereignty and superheroes marks a major new contribution to the emerging field of comic studies and the growing literature on superheroes. Using a range of critical theorists, the book examines superheroes as sovereigns, addressing amongst other things the complex treatment of law and violence, legitimacy and authority. It examines all the main characters including Superman, Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman and Iron Man along with a host of other heroes and heroines within the Marvel and DC universes. The book will be of interest to academics and students interested in the intersection between superhero comics, culture and politics. In a century thus far dominated by the war on terror, superheroes offer us the perfect opportunity to think through the nature of sovereignty in such times of emergency. The book not only guides the reader through some of the major story arcs in superhero comics, but also serves as an excellent introduction to a range of writings on the nature of sovereignty.

How To Be A Superhero

Author : Mark Edlitz
ISBN :
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 65. 28 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 610
Read : 176

Download Now


How to Be a Superhero takes the reader behind the scenes of the most popular superhero movies and television shows of the past seventy years. The book includes 35 penetrating interviews with actors and actresses who have played the world’s greatest superheroes, supervillains, antiheroes and sidekicks, as well as 70 photographs. “To be, as Chris Reeve put it, ‘a temporary custodian’ of these stories (myths really) is a very subjective experience. To be taken into the minds and thought processes of others who have had that experience is a fascinating journey. How to Be a Superhero really takes you into what it means not only to the people who play them, but into the minds of superheroes.” - Richard Donner, director Superman “Edlitz’s impressive knowledge of not just superhero movies and TV shows, but of the comics that they’re based on, enables him to ask incisive questions that get the actors talking about their super-roles in a way not many interviewers can do. The book is a unique take on the superhero phenomenon.” - Danny Fingeroth, author of Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us about Ourselves and Our Society “Mark Edlitz’s How To Be A Superhero delivers rare insights into the mindset of the men and women behind the world’s most beloved heroes and villains. A supremely fun read.” - David Hayter, screenwriter of X-Men, X-Men 2 and Watchmen

Enter The Superheroes

Author : Alex S. Romagnoli
ISBN : 9780810891722
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 63. 82 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 966
Read : 307

Download Now


Ever since the first appearances of Superman and Batman in comic books of the late 1930s, superheroes have been a staple of the popular culture landscape. Though initially created for younger audiences, superhero characters have evolved over the years, becoming complex figures that appeal to more sophisticated readers. In Enter the Superheroes:American Values, Culture, and the Canon of Superhero Literature, Alex S. Romagnoli and Gian S. Pagnucci argue that superheroes merit serious study, both within the academy and beyond. Structured around key themes within superhero literature, the book delves into the features that make superhero stories a unique genre. The book also draws upon examples in comics and other diverse media to illustrate the socio-historical importance of superheroes, from the interplay of fans and creators to unique narrative elements that are brought to their richest fulfillment within the world of superheroes. Additionally, the authors provide a list of noteworthy superhero texts which readers can look to for future study.

Comic Book Nation

Author : Bradford W. Wright
ISBN : 0801874505
Genre : History
File Size : 82. 29 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 336
Read : 156

Download Now


Portrays the role of comic books in shaping American youth and pop culture, from Batman's struggles with corrupt politicians during the Depression to Iron Man's Cold War battles.

Our Superheroes Ourselves

Author : Robin S. Rosenberg PhD
ISBN : 9780199339471
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 83. 82 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 258
Read : 912

Download Now


Superhero fans are everywhere, from the teeming halls of Comic Con to suburban movie theaters, from young children captivated by their first comic books to the die-hard collectors of vintage memorabilia. Why are so many people fascinated by superheroes? In this thoughtful, engaging, and at times eye-opening volume, Robin Rosenberg--a writer and well-known authority on the psychology of superheroes--offers readers a wealth of insight into superheroes, drawing on the contributions of a top group of psychologists and other scholars. The book ranges widely and tackles many intriguing questions. How do comic characters and stories reflect human nature? Do super powers alone make a hero super? Are superhero stories good for us? Most contributors answer that final question in the affirmative. Psychologist Robert J. Sternberg, for instance, argues that we all can learn a lot from superheroes-and what we can learn most of all is the value of wisdom and an ethical stance toward life. On the other hand, restorative justice scholar Mikhail Lyubansky decries the fact that justice in the comic-book world is almost entirely punitive, noting extreme examples such as "Rorschach" in The Watchmen and the aptly named "The Punisher, who embrace a strict eye-for-an-eye sense of justice, delivered instantly and without mercy. In the end, the appeal of Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and legions of others is simple and elemental. Superheroes provide drama, excitement, suspense, and romance and their stories showcase moral dilemmas, villains we love to hate, and protagonists who inspire us. Perhaps as important, their stories allow us to recapture periods of our childhood when our imaginations were cranked up to the maximum--when we really believed we could fly, or knock down the bad guy, or save the city from disaster.

Understanding Religion And Popular Culture

Author : Terry Ray Clark
ISBN : 9781136316043
Genre : Religion
File Size : 45. 98 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 907
Read : 606

Download Now


This introductory text provides students with a 'toolbox' of approaches for analyzing religion and popular culture. It encourages readers to think critically about the ways in which popular cultural practices and products, especially those considered as forms of entertainment, are laden with religious ideas, themes, and values. The chapters feature lively and contemporary case study material and outline relevant theory and methods for analysis. Among the areas covered are religion and food, violence, music, television and videogames. Each entry is followed by a helpful summary, glossary, bibliography, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading/viewing. Understanding Religion and Popular Culture offers a valuable entry point into an exciting and rapidly evolving field of study.

Top Download:

Best Books