Bonner Online-Bibliographie zur Comicforschung

WIKINDX Resources

Staats, Hans: "Mastering Nature. War Gothic and the Monstrous Anthropocene." In: Stefan Hantke und Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet (Hrsg.): War Gothic in Literature and Culture. London: Routledge, 2016. 
Added by: joachim (08 Dec 2015 18:18:04 UTC)   
Resource type: Book Article
Languages: englisch
BibTeX citation key: Staats2016
Email resource to friend
View all bibliographic details
Categories: General
Keywords: "Swamp Thing", Horrorcomic, Krieg, USA
Creators: Hantke, Soltysik Monnet, Staats
Publisher: Routledge (London)
Collection: War Gothic in Literature and Culture
Views: 2/31
Views index: 1%
Popularity index: 0.25%
Attachments   URLs   https://www.academ ... ork_Routledge_2016
Abstract
In this essay I explore the intersection of the War Gothic and the monstrous anthropocene in Anglo American comics and graphic narratives between 1950 and 1982. More specifically, I focus on the transition between New Trend EC war comics (Two-Fisted Tales, 1950-1955; Frontline Combat, 1951-1954) and DC war tales (Weird War Tales, 1971-1983) after changes in the Comics Code Authority (CCA) made the use of horror elements possible. Furthermore, I examine the connection between the notion of the EcoGothic body and the ruined battlefield as Gothic landscape in Swamp Thing (DC, 1972-1976) and The Saga of Swamp Thing (DC, 1982-1985). After the CCA boycott of classic horror archetypes is lifted in 1971, publications like Weird War Tales and The Saga of Swamp Thing exploit the overlap of and complicity between Gothic discourse and the realm of military experience. As a result, the war hero and superhero are converted into a leading figure of the anti-war and deep ecology movements. Contextually, I look at the moment or period between the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Topics covered in this essay include military mobilization, imagining the enemy, the experience of combat, the space of the battlefield, military technology, destruction and reconstruction.
  
Notes
Noch nicht erschienen / forthcoming
Added by: joachim  Last edited by: joachim
wikindx 5.2.beta 1 ©2017 | Total resources: 10888 | Username: -- | Bibliography: WIKINDX Master Bibliography | Style: Comicforschung-Bibliographie Stil (CFB) | Database queries: 58 | DB execution: 0.40685 secs | Script execution: 0.42667 secs