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Lewis, A. David: American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion. The Superhero Afterlife. New York [etc.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. (192 S.)
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ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-137-46560-3
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Keywords: "Fantastic Four", "Planetary", "Promethea", Cassaday. John, Ellis. Warren, Figur, Großbritannien, Moore. Alan, Narratologie, Religion, Superheld, USA, Williams III. J.H.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (New York [etc.])
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Superheroes venture so frequently into the afterlife that the recurring conventions constitute a distinct subgenre. These generic elements can reassure readers of various preconceptions, or the new subgenre could mask alternate understandings of narrative character and the self. Superhero Afterlifelinks genre theorists’ (e.g. Paul Ricoeur, Tzvetan Todorov) audience models for selfhood to Helene Tallon Russell, J. Hillis Miller, and Karin Kukkonen warning against narrative characters being understood as whole and unified a priori when the idea of a multiple self better matches with the goals of religious pluralism and healthful self-understanding. Jeffery Burton Russell and Andrew Delbanco see Americans divesting from Augustinian models of singular selfhood. As H.T. Russell urges, this model may serve more as a relic than as a useful system for selfhood.
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