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[cfp] Superheroes and Trauma (Collection)

Posted 13 Feb, 2006

Vanessa Raney, Southern Connecticut State University
Peter F. Coogan, Fontbonne University

One can locate scholarship on the ideological and mythic status of superheroes in which the social and fantastic collide to offer interesting but primarily theoretical constructions on the privileging of norms in society. Our book collection hopes to contribute to this burgeoning field by examining more closely the role of trauma in the superhero saga, especially the ways that it gets encoded, transcribed, and received. Thus, we seek submissions focused on Marvel and DC style superheroes (that is, protagonists of the superhero genre only, not all super heroes: ordinary heroes who are super or superior like the way firefighters and policeman were depicted after 9/11) and trauma.

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