Gender representation & comic books: Kick-ass and the work of Mark Millar

Landless, Matthew (2016) Gender representation & comic books: Kick-ass and the work of Mark Millar. MA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This thesis will examine the use of gender representation and violence surround the female form in comic books. It will discuss some of the current academic theories surrounding comic books along with some of the theories surrounding popular culture due to the shared issues inherent in each medium and the ways in which the theories are adaptable to each other. The thesis examines the work of comic book writer Mark Millar, his attitudes and opinions along with that of other figures working in the industry. We will also discuss the position of online fan opinions from a variety of websites and forums. Before concluding with a case study of Mark Millar’s 2008 text Kick-Ass along with the representation of female characters found within the text including a focus upon the character of Hit-Girl.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 11:37
    Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 11:37
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/22751

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