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FROM INDOCTRINATION TO HETEROGLOSSIA: THE CHANGING RHETORICAL FUNCTION OF THE COMIC BOOK SUPERHERO

by Ehritz, Andrew A.

Abstract (Summary)
This project is an examination of the history of the comic book superhero figure and his/her rhetorical function, and pays particular attention to the political rhetoric in the post 911 comic book. I argue that a shift has taken place in recent years and that the comic book superhero, once primarily a vehicle for idealized morality and patriotic propaganda, has become a major tool for negotiating the ambivalence of social experience. This paper originally included a variety of images. They have been removed in order to eliminate copyright problems. A degree of loss in coherence is the result of this elimination.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:comic book superhero indoctrination heteroglossia post 911 political rhetoric

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Date of Publication:01/01/2006

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