Batman And Psychology

Author: Travis Langley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118167651
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A psychology professor and "Superherologist" takes readers into the complex inner world of Batman, a superhero without superpowers, and Bruce Wayne, explaining psychological theory and concepts through the eyes of one of the world's most popular comic book characters. Original.

Exam Prep For Batman And Psychology A Dark And Stormy

Author: David Mason
Publisher: Rico Publications
ISBN:
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5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.

Dick Grayson Boy Wonder

Author: Kristen L. Geaman
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786497882
Size: 10.63 MB
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Dick Grayson--alter-ego of the original Robin of Batman comics--has gone through various changes in his 75 years as a superhero but has remained the optimistic, humorous character readers first embraced in 1940. Predating Green Lantern and Wonder Woman, he is one of DC Comics' oldest heroes and retains a large and loyal fanbase. The first scholarly work to focus exclusively on the Boy Wonder, this collection of new essays features critical analysis, as well as interviews with some of the biggest names to study Dick Grayson, including Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson and Marv Wolfman. The contributors discuss his vital place in the Batman saga, his growth and development into an independent hero, Nightwing, and the many storyline connections which put him at the center of the DC Universe. His character is explored in the contexts of feminism, trauma, friendship, and masculinity.

The Secret Origins Of Comics Studies

Author: Matthew Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317505786
Size: 21.11 MB
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In The Secret Origins of Comics Studies, today’s leading comics scholars turn back a page to reveal the founding figures dedicated to understanding comics art. Edited by comics scholars Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan, this collection provides an in-depth study of the individuals and institutions that have created and shaped the field of Comics Studies over the past 75 years. From Coulton Waugh to Wolfgang Fuchs, these influential historians, educators, and theorists produced the foundational work and built the institutions that inspired the recent surge in scholarly work in this dynamic, interdisciplinary field. Sometimes scorned, often underappreciated, these visionaries established a path followed by subsequent generations of scholars in literary studies, communication, art history, the social sciences, and more. Giving not only credit where credit is due, this volume both offers an authoritative account of the history of Comics Studies and also helps move the field forward by being a valuable resource for creating graduate student reading lists and the first stop for anyone writing a comics-related literature review.

Batman

Author: Liam Burke
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1783200170
Size: 42.89 MB
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From his debut in a six-page comic in 1939 and to his most recent portrayal by Christian Bale in the blockbuster 'The dark knight rises', Batman is perhaps the world's most popular superhero. The continued relevance of the caped crusader could be attributed to his complex character, his dual identity, or his commitment to revenge and justice. But, as the contributors to this collection argue, it is the fans who have kept Batman at the forefront of popular culture for more than seven decades. Fan Phenomena: Batman explores the unlikely devotion to the Dark Knight, from his inauspicious beginnings on the comic book page to the cult television series of the 1960s and on to critically-acclaimed films and video games of today. Considering everything from convention cosplay to fan fiction that imagines the Joker as a romantic lead, the essays here acknowledge and celebrate fan responses that go far beyond the scope of the source material.

Batman And The Multiplicity Of Identity

Author: Jeffrey A. Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351399985
Size: 49.16 MB
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Concentrating primarily on contemporary depictions of Batman in the comic books, this book analyzes why Batman is so immensely popular right now in America and globally, and how the fictional Dark Knight reveals both new cultural concerns and longstanding beliefs about American values. The organizing premise is that while Batman is perceived as a very clearly defined character, he is open to a wide range of interpretations and depictions in the comics (what Henry Jenkins refers to as "multiplicities"), each of which allows access to different cultural issues. The idea of Batman functions as an anchoring point out of which multiple Batmen, or Batman-like characters, can occupy different positions: Grim Batman, Gay Batman, Female Batman, Black Batman, Cute Batman, and so on. Each iteration opens up a discussion of different cultural issues pertinent to modern society, such as sexuality, ethnicity, feminism and familial relationships.

The Joker Psychology

Author: Travis Langley
Publisher: Popular Culture Psychology
ISBN: 9781454935421
Size: 69.50 MB
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Since he first fought Batman in 1940, The Joker has evolved into one of pop culture's most complex, chaotic, and confounding psychological creations. In The Joker Psychology, Dr. Travis Langley, author of the bestselling Batman and Psychology, explores the twisted psyche of this great supervillain, as well as the personalities who are inexorably drawn to it. Through 15 chapters, including special interviews with the people who have brought the Joker and Harley to life in comics and onscreen, this collection analyzes: Why a bright, laughing monster who looks like a clown could be the ultimate antagonist to a grim, brooding hero who looks like a monster. The relationship between a therapist and her patient--and what happens when a therapist crosses the line, as Harley Quinn does when she falls for The Joker. How a smart person could fall for the most dangerous of criminals. Why so many fans find Harley Quinn inspirational. How different kinds of therapy could (or could not) help twisted minds like Mister J and Harley Quinn. The development of a fictional character that so completely embodies psychopathy (including interviews with creators who have shaped The Joker's character over the years).