Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A.
College of Liberal Arts
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Posthumanism, Superheroes, Television, Fantasy Theme Analysis
Since 9/11, superheroes have become a popular medium for storytelling, so much so that popular culture is inundated with the narratives. More recently, the superhero narrative has moved from cinema to television, which allows for the narratives to address more pressing cultural concerns in a more immediate fashion. Furthermore, millions of viewers perpetuate the televised narratives because they resonate with the values and stories in the shows. Through Fantasy Theme Analysis, this project examines the audience values within the Arrow’s superhero fantasy and the influence of posthumanism on the show’s superhero fantasy.
Kilbourn, Alyssa G., "Collective of Heroes: Arrow’s Move Toward a Posthuman Superhero Fantasy" (2016). Culminating Projects in English. 73.