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Brassett, Jamie and Richard Reynolds, eds. Superheroes and Excess: A philosophical adventure. Routledge Advances in Comics Studies. London, New York: Routledge, 2022. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.4324/9780203730065
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781138304536
BibTeX citation key: Brassett2022
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Categories: General
Keywords: Collection of essays, Philosophy, Superhero
Creators: Brassett, Reynolds
Publisher: Routledge (London, New York)
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Finding the superhero genre in need of further investigation from philosophical standpoints that value excess as a creative drive, rather than denigrate it as a problem to be resolved, this book opens up discussions that highlight different approaches to ‘the creative excess of being’ as expressed through the genre.
While superheroes are an everyday, culturally dominant phenomena, philosophical methods and investigations have a reputation for lofty superiority. Across 13 chapters, this book facilitates a collision between the superhero genre and the discipline of philosophy, resulting in a voyage of exploration where each illuminates the other. The contributions in this book range from new voices to recognized scholars, offering superhero studies a set of critical interventions that are unusual, conceptually diverse, theoretically grounded and varied in practice. These chapters consider ‘excessive’ traits of superheroes against schools of thought that have attempted to conceptualize and understand excess by analysing texts and figures across a variety of mediums, such as The Fantastic Four, Captain America, The Vision, Logan, Black Panther and Super Hero Girls.
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