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Lewis, David: The Sandman. Comics, Myth and Intertextuality. Thesis (Master of Arts), California State Univ. 2004 (41 S.). 
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Resource type: Thesis/Dissertation
Languages: English
BibTeX citation key: Lewis2004
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Keywords: "The Sandman", Gaiman. Neil, Intertextuality, Myth, United Kingdom, USA
Creators: Lewis
Publisher: California State Univ. (Dominguez Hills)
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In my thesis, I examine the comic book series The Sandman by Neil Gaiman, in the context of modem myth building. I give a brief history of super hero comics and show the social dynamics that shape the genre. I illustrate the ways The Sandman uses past super heroes, historical and mythological figures in an intertextual interchange to create a mythological framework that accommodates and brings into accord earlier divergent mythic traditions. Through his narrative, Gaiman addresses traditionally marginalized people to demonstrate how people should treat ach other. I also show how Gaiman's work reinterprets and reinscribes traditional mythology into a new post-modem context, thereby bridging differing tradition into a new mythic paradigm that serves modern spiritual needs.
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