WIKINDX Resources

Kaur, Raminder. "Atomic comics: Parabolic mimesis and the graphic fictions of science." International Journal of Cultural Studies 15. (2011): 329–47. 
Added by: joachim (7/27/17, 12:11 PM)   
Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1177/1367877911422860
BibTeX citation key: Kaur2011
Email resource to friend
View all bibliographic details
Categories: General
Keywords: "Parmanu", India, Mimesis, Postcolonialism, Sciences, Superhero
Creators: Kaur
Collection: International Journal of Cultural Studies
Views: 5/684
Attachments   URLs   https://www.academ ... ictions_of_Science
The cumulative effect of the (post)colonial predicament is to see cultural productions in the global South such as films, comics and artworks, as imitative, transformations or, at worst, travesties of originals in the West, thus denying agency to those who develop them. Eurocentric legacies impel the development of discursive approaches which enable an appreciation of postcolonial cultural productions without seeing them as shadows of a master print. In this article, I propose that theories of mimesis need to be shifted away from planar mirrors of reflection and adaptation to coeval vectors of parabolic intersections where the ontological status of ‘original’ and ‘copy’ is put under question. With this approach, I consider the emergence of superhero comics in the context of a post-liberal and nuclearized India with a particular focus on fictions of science, superheroism, the state and gendered universes with respect to the comic book series on the atomic superhero Parmanu.
WIKINDX 6.9.1 | Total resources: 14537 | Username: -- | Bibliography: WIKINDX Master Bibliography | Style: Modern Language Association (MLA)