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Mapping Smallville : Critical Essays on the Series and Its Characters
by Cory Barker and Chris Ryan and Myc Wiatrowski


Overview - One of the first full-length academic projects on the television series Smallville , this collection of new essays explains why the WB/CW series is important to understanding contemporary popular culture. The essays are presented in four sections covering broad categories: Clark Kent's metamorphosis to Superman and the influence of his parents and the home; the role of the series' noteworthy female characters; the series' representations of the Other, explorations of identity, and the ways in which characters speak to Clark's own struggles; and audience reception of the series and its position within the Superman narrative universe.  Read more...

 
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Overview
One of the first full-length academic projects on the television series Smallville, this collection of new essays explains why the WB/CW series is important to understanding contemporary popular culture. The essays are presented in four sections covering broad categories: Clark Kent's metamorphosis to Superman and the influence of his parents and the home; the role of the series' noteworthy female characters; the series' representations of the Other, explorations of identity, and the ways in which characters speak to Clark's own struggles; and audience reception of the series and its position within the Superman narrative universe.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780786494644
  • ISBN-10: 0786494646
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company
  • Publish Date: July 2014
  • Page Count: 213
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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