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Ehritz, Andrew A. From Indoctrination to Heteroglossia. The Changing Rhetorical Function of the Comic Book Superhero. Master of Arts (Thesis), Miami University, Department of English 2006 (66 S.). 
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Resource type: Thesis/Dissertation
Languages: English
BibTeX citation key: Ehritz2006a
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Keywords: Historical account, Rhetoric, Superhero
Creators: Ehritz
Publisher: Miami University (Oxford)
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This project is an examination of the history of the comic book superhero figure and his/her rhetorical function, and pays particular attention to the political rhetoric in the post 911 comic book. I argue that a shift has taken place in recent years and that the comic book superhero, once primarily a vehicle for idealized morality and patriotic propaganda, has become a major tool for negotiating the ambivalence of social experience. This paper originally included a variety of images. They have been removed in order to eliminate copyright problems. A degree of loss in coherence is the result of this elimination.

Table of Contents

Introduction (1)
1. Indoctrination Through Identification: The Early Years (12)
2. Superheroes Reborn: Updating and Complicating Heroic Icons (23)
3. Fan Reception: Active Audiences and Resistance (44)
Coda – Where Do We Stand? (57)
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