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Women in Marvel Films

Miriam Kent


The concept of identity in superhero narratives has become a burgeoning field in academic studies of this increasingly popular cinematic genre. Women in Marvel Films provides the first rigorous analysis of the portrayals of women, heroic and otherwise, in films based on Marvel comics from the 1980s to the present. It explores the relationships between this cultural phenomenon and wider issues of gender equality, considering the cultural moments in which Marvel films are made and incorporating complex histories of the comic book and Hollywood industries. Highlighting characterisations of women, ... More

Keywords: adaptation, comic books, feminist film theory, feminist media studies, gender, Marvel, postfeminism, race, representation, superheroes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474448826
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448826.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miriam Kent, author
University of East Anglia

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