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Investigating Heroes
David Simmons

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Investigating Heroes
essays on truth, justice and quality tv
edited by David Simmons

Published 2012 by McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Premiering in September 2006, NBC television series Heroes was an immediate hit, lasting four successful seasons. Heroes follows a group of interrelated characters who discover they have superhuman powers, with each episode exploring how these people react to and utilize their powers for good or for evil. This collection of essays explores a variety of issues surrounding Heroes"--Provided by publisher.

Table of Contents

Introduction / David Simmons
Heroes and villains. The redemption of HRG / Lynnette Porter
"I'm different... special": the body of the superhero / Bronwen Calvert
Elective affinities: Heroes and the contemporary conception of the family / Stan Beeler
"Last in my class, last on the sports field, I'm not a loser anymore": centralizing the "geek" in quality television / David Simmons
Borrowings and intertexts. Naturalizing the fantastic: comics archetypes / Julia Round
Superpowers and super-insight: how back story and motivation emerge through the Heroes graphic novels / Kristin M. Barton
"Niki's not here right now": fragmented identity in NBC's Heroes / Laura Hilton
Science fiction and the uncanny realism of Heroes / David Hipple
Super style: notes for a stylistic analysis / Sergio Dias Branco
Ideas and concepts. Heroes, control, and regulation / Lorna Jowett
"You're broken. I can fix you": negotiating concepts of U.S. ideology / Torsten Caeners
Heroes' internationalism: toward a cosmopolitical ethics in mainstream American television / Kenneth Chan
"This power, it's bigger than me": time travel as narrative device and catalyst for character exposition / Kevin Lee Robinson.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes filmography.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PN1992.77.H47 I58 2012

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p. cm.

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