Beyond National Borders: Reshaping the Superhero Figure after the Global Turn

Daiana GÂRDAN
Beyond National Borders: Reshaping the Superhero Figure after the Global Turn
Instituția: 
Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Email autor: 
alexandra.gardan@gmail.com
Abstract: 

My paper aims to investigate the relation between comic books superheroes and their renditions on the big screen. The focus of my analysis will be Marvel Comics, with its counterpart cinematic universe, the so called MCU, and DC Comics, altogether with the recently developed DCEU, the cinematic extended universe of DC Comics. My ambition is to draw attention on how the superhero figure has function as an interface for our views of the other, while building upon the impact that globalism has had on the representations of aliens, mutants, and enhanced people in the last decade. The methodological framework used here employs World Literature and World Cinema, transnational and global studies, and metamodernist studies.