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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Many More Lives of the Batman

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9781844577651
Publication Date August 2015
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher British Film Institute

The Many Lives of the Batman (1991) was a pioneer within cultural and comic book scholarship. This fresh new sequel retains the best of the original chapters but also includes images, new chapters and new contributions from the Batman writers and editors. Spanning 75 years and multiple incarnations, this is the definitive history of Batman.

Roberta Pearson is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. She is the co-author of Star Trek and American Television (2014), editor of Reading Lost: Perspectives on a hit television show (2009) and co-editor of Storytelling in the Media Convergence Age: Exploring Screen Narratives (2015), among other titles.
 
William Uricchio is Professor of Comparative Media Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He is the author of We Europeans? Media, Representations, Identity (2008) and Media, Simultaneity, Convergence: Culture and Technology in an Age of Intermediality (1997) and co-editor of Media Cultures (2006) and Reframing Culture: The Case of the Vitagraph Quality Films (1993).
 
Will Brooker is Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of Batman Unmasked: Analyzing a Cultural Icon (2000), Using the Force: Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans (2002) and Hunting the Dark Knight: Twenty-First Century Batman (2012), among other titles.

Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Revisiting the Batman; Roberta Pearson, William Uricchio, Will Brooker
PART I: CREATING THE BATMAN
1. Man, Myth and Cultural Icon; Paul Levitz
2. Notes from the Batcave: An Interview with Dennis O'Neil; Robert Pearson and William Uricchio
3. Batman and the Twilight of the Idols: An Interview with Frank Miller; Christopher Sharrett
4. Fifth Dimensional Batman: An Interview with Grant Morrison; Will Brooker
5. History Left Unsaid: Implied Continuity in Batman's Contemporary Comic-Book Narratives; Anthony N. Smith
PART II: CIRCULATING THE BATMAN
6. 'Holy Commodity Fetish, Batman!': The Political Economy of a Commercial Intertext; Eileen Meehan
7. Batman in East Asia; Mark Gallagher
8. Batsploitation: Parodies, Fan-Films and Remakes; Iain Robert Smith
PART III: READING THE BATMAN
9. Batman Versus Superman: A Conversation; Phillip Bevin
10. Batgirl: Continuity, Crisis and Feminism; Will Brooker
11. Batman: The Movie, Narrative: The Hyperconscious; Jim Collins
12. Same Bat Channel, Different Bat Times: Mass Culture and Popular Memory; Lynn Spigel and Henry Jenkins
PART IV: MULTIPLYING THE BATMAN
13. I'm Not Fooled by that Cheap Disguise; Wiliam Uricchio and Roberta Pearson
Bibliography
Index.

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