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Rampant Lechers, Chaste Heroes. (De-)Sexualised Violence in Comic book Screen Adaptations (Book chapter)

Book title: Drawn Stories, Moving Images. Comic Books and their Screen Adaptations

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Book Series: Journal for Religion, Film and Media ISSN: 2414-0201 ISBN: 9783741000645 Year: Volume: 3/1 Pages: 45-57 Language: english
Publisher: Schüren Verlag
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Violence is a central element of comic book screen adaptations in both Hollywood (Marvel, DC) and Japan. Yet while sexual violence is openly shown in film versions of manga, coded sexualised violence dominates Western productions. Positively connoted protagonists exercise violence, but no sexualised or sexual violence, in both groups. Conversely, villains are characterised by violence and some form of sexually grounded violence, but in Western films, they are ultimately repressed lechers, and only in Japanese productions do they rampantly lose their inhibitory control. Moreover,the heroes of Japanese films are noticeably less chaste than the almost asceticcelibate romantics of Marvel and DC.

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Book Review: Matthew Rindge, Profane Parables. Film and the American Dream. Baylor University Press, 2016 (ISBN 978-1481-3042-90) (Book chapter)

Book title: "I Sing the body electric". Body, Voice, Technology and Religion

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Book Series: Journal for Religion, Film and Media ISSN: 2414-0201 ISBN: 9783741000461 Year: Volume: 2/1 Pages: 121-123 Language: english
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"I Sing the body electric". Body, Voice, Technology and Religion

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Book Series: Journal for Religion, Film and Media ISSN: 2414-0201 ISBN: 9783741000461 Year: Volume: 2/1 Pages: 130 Language: english
Publisher: Schüren Verlag
Subject: Visual Arts --- Religion
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In his controversial poem “I Sing the Body Electric”, Walt Whitman glorified the human body in all its forms. The world according to Whitman is physical and sensual. Bodies are our fundamental way of being – being in the here and now, being in time and space. Bodies we have and bodies we are are as much sensed, felt, experienced, seen, or heard as they are material objects.2 As bodies, we are in space, and through our bodies, their processes, their practices, their skills, we leave traces in space and time and extend ourselves in space. Bodies that extend and reach out and communicate through voice, as well as how voice materialises the immaterial, was the topic of a colloquium, “I Sing the Body Electric”, held at the University of Hull, United Kingdom, in 2014, which in turn inspired the following special issue of the Journal for Religion, Film and Media (JRFM).Following on from the colloquium’s inspiration, this JRFM issue is dedicated to the interrelation between religion, body, technology, and voice and its analysis from an interdisciplinary perspective using approaches from musicology, philosophy, and religious studies.

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Drawn Stories, Moving Images. Comic Books and their Screen Adaptations

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Book Series: Journal for Religion, Film and Media ISSN: 2414-0201 ISBN: 9783741000645 Year: Volume: 3/1 Pages: 212 Language: english
Publisher: Schüren Verlag
Subject: Religion --- Visual Arts
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The comic transcends the merely entertaining, and fans of comics become engaged and invested in the field through a range of activities. Major cities host regular comic conventions, attracting hundreds of thousands of attendees each year, who search for special issues of their favourite comic-book series, meet artists, attend workshops and buy merchandise. Many fans do not stop at just attending conventions; they do so dressed as their favourite comic characters or wearing badges, buttons, T-shirts or sweaters with images of those characters on them. In other words: many fans do ot merely consume comic books; rather, they arrange a considerable part of their lives around them and in some cases even embody their heroes, that is, they copy their behaviour and their language. The comic universe, the comic books and the range of activities emerging out of them and around them become a meaningful universe for fans.

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