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Enter the Superheroes free pdf 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. Unfortunately, superhero stories continue to be regarded as childish literature, unworthy of study. Though they have grown ever more popular within broader society, such comics and graphic novels have been largely ignored by the world of academia. 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. By examining the kinds of graphic novels that are embraced by the academy, this book explains how superhero stories are just as significant. 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. In addition to exploring the important roles that superheroes play in children's learning, the book also offers an excellent starting point for discussions of how literature is evolving and why it is necessary to expand the traditional realms of literary study. Enter the Superheroes will be of particular interest to English and composition teachers, but also to scholars of popular culture and fans of superhero and comic book literature.

About Alex S. Romagnoli

Alex S. Romagnoli, M.Ed., teaches Composition and TESOL at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gian S. Pagnucci is chair of the Department of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Living the Narrative Life: Stories as a Tool for Meaning Making (2004) and co-editor of Re-Mapping Narrative: Technology's Impact on the Way We Write (2008).

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Author : Alex S. Romagnoli
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Data Published : 16 June 2013
ISBN : 0810891719
EAN : 9780810891715
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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