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Smith, Philip und Michael Goodrum: "‘We have experienced a tragedy which words cannot properly describe’. Representations of Trauma in Post-9/11 Superhero Comics." In: Literature Compass 8.8 (2011), S. 487–498. 
Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-4113.2011.00829.x
BibTeX citation key: Smith2011
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Categories: General
Keywords: "The Avengers", 9/11, Psychologie, Superheld, Trauma, USA
Creators: Goodrum, Smith
Collection: Literature Compass
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This paper explores the manifestation of trauma in superhero comics following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11. These texts are considered from the perspectives of clinical psychology and Silverman’s concept of historical trauma. The paper first examines the genre as a whole, followed by an exploration of elements common to the genre as exemplified in the Avengers: Disassembled plot arc.
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