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3.02.140 Seminar: S for Superheroes: Alan Moore's Graphic Novels V for Vendetta, Watchmen, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Details
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Course number 3.02.140
Semester Sommersemester 2019
Current number of participants 40
maximum number of participants 36
Home institute Institute of English and American Studies
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Tue , 02.04.2019 14:00 - 16:00, Room: A13 0-028
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Lehrsprache englisch

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A13 0-028 Tuesday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (from 02/04/19) (14x)

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S For Superheroes

In the 1980s, the figure of the superhero experienced an unprecedented deconstruction that has had a lasting impact on the perception of this comic-book stock character. Crossing over to the dark side, the (anti-)heroes of Alan Moore's graphic novels V for Vendetta, Watchmen and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen now come across as the gloomy alter egos of their less complex and certainly less multi-faceted predecessors. In the seminar, we will be investigating the historical, political, and literary contexts that caused this shift in the genre conventions of the graphic novel as well as their cultural side effects, which have moved the genre as a whole onto dystopian terrain.

Please read:

Moore, Alan and Kevin O'Neill. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Omnibus Edition. New York, NY: Vertigo, 2013. [ISBN-13: 978-1401240837]
Moore, Alan and David Lloyd. V for Vendetta. New York, NY: Vertigo, 2008 [ISBN-13: 978-1401208417]
Moore, Alan and Dave Gibbons. Watchmen. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, 2014. [ISBN-13: 978-1401245252]

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "ang612-615 Aufbau Lit/Cult".
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