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Anders, Lisann (Hrsg.): The Force of The Umbrella Academy. Essays on Voices and Violence in the Comics and Netflix Series. Jefferson: McFarland, 2021. (170 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-4766-8200-6
BibTeX citation key: Anders2021
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Categories: General
Keywords: "The Umbrella Academy", Adaptation, Bá. Gabriel, Collection of essays, Superhero, TV, USA, Way. Gerard
Creators: Anders
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson)
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Abstract
Even as the major superhero film franchises appear to be exhausting their runs The Umbrella Academy demonstrates that the superhero genre is still extremely effective at creating role models with lasting psychological resonance and allegories with extraordinary emotional impact. These essays give a voice to the misunderstood family members of The Umbrella Academy in the comic book series and its highly popular Netflix adaptation. They explore different forces like individualism, identity, family, and feminism. One of the most striking features that unites these concepts is the linkage between violence with voice, as well as violence’s aestheticized depiction.

Table of Contents

Lisann Anders: Introduction (1)

Part 1: Forces of Identity

Kathleen Shaughnessy: Gothic Academy: Horror and Crookedness in a Haunted Household (10)
Miranda Johnsen: Liminal Spaces: Being Alone in a House That Isn’t Home (32)
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns: Superheroes, Transnational Adoption, and Hegelian Estrangement (49)

Part 2: Forces of Otherness
Morgane A. Ghilardi: Artifice and the Superheroes of the 21st Century: Post-Cinematic Reflections on Constructedness (70)
Dana Fore: Extraordinary Bodies and the Language of Pain: Disability in Apocalypse Suite and Dallas (88)

Part 3: Forces of Violence
Alokparna Sen: Domestic Abuse: Normative Violence and ­Child-Superheroes (108)
Lisann Anders: Crystal Moments: Sites of Music and Violence (127)
J.E. Hornsby: Dissonance: Striking a Chord Through the Silencing of Women’s Voices (147)

About the Contributors (167)
Index (169)


  
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