undergraduate thesis
Batman as a Cultural Artefact

Andrija Kapetanović (2016)
Sveučilište u Zadru
Odjel za anglistiku
Metadata
TitleBatman as a Cultural Artefact
AuthorAndrija Kapetanović
Mentor(s)Marko Lukić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Since his first appearance in 1939, Batman has played a great role in the popular culture as an iconic figure. During the period of over seventy-five years Batman followed the social and political changes and managed to reflect the problems and concerns of the society in his comic books. This paper deals with the question of defining comic books as a form of literature. Furthermore, it examines the factors that allowed Batman to be such a great part of the popular culture through examples taken from iconic comic books and graphic novels of the Batman canon, such as Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One, Alan Moore’s Batman: The Killing Joke and Grant Morrison’s Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth. The provided examples serve to present Batman as a cultural artefact and to manifest the fluidity of Batman’s canon. With his increasing popularity Batman continues to be an essential part of the popular culture and a unique character in the world of comics which makes him an interesting topic and worthy of study.
Parallel title (Croatian)Batman kao kulturni artefakt
Committee MembersRajko Petković (committee chairperson)
Zlako Bukač (committee member)
Marko Lukić (committee member)
GranterSveučilište u Zadru
Lower level organizational unitsOdjel za anglistiku
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Theory and History of Literature
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2016-09-19
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
Od svoje prve pojave 1939. godine Batman je kao ikonski lik igrao veliku ulogu u popularnoj kulturi. U razdoblju od preko sedamdeset i pet godina Batman je pratio društvene i političke promjene te uspjevao odraziti probleme i brige društva u svojim stripovima. Ovaj se rad bavi definiranjem stripova kao oblik književnosti. Također se ispituju čimbenici koji su omogućili Batmanu da postane tako važan dio popularne culture kroz primjere iz ikonskih stripova i grafičkih romana kao što su Frank Millerov The Dark Knight Returns i Batman: Year One, Alan Mooreov Batman: The Killing Joke i Grant Morrisonov Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth. Dani primjeri služe kako bi predstavili Batmana kao kulturni artefact te predočili fluidnost Batmanovog canona. Sa svojom rastućom popularnošću Batman nastavlja biti ključan dio popularne kulture i jedinstven lik u svijetu stripova što ga čini zanimljivom temom te vrijednim proučavanja.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)Batman cultural artefact popular culture canon comic books Batman kulturni artefakt popularna kultura canon stripovi
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:723448
CommitterGorica Lovrić