Kámen, nůžky, ajvar - specifika superhrdinů současného komiksu zemí bývalé SFRJ

Title in English Rock, paper, ajvar - superheroes of the contemporary post yugoslav comics and their specifics


Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Slovanský literární svět: kontexty a konfrontace I
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web https://munispace.muni.cz/index.php/munispace/catalog/download/767/2466/384-1
Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords comics; superheroes; south Slavic comics; myth; stereotype
Description This paper deals with the analysis of the contemporary South Slavic superhero comics‘ characters. First, the general characteristics of the classic superhero genre (which is the most popular comic genre) are addressed, while paying special attention to the South Slavic comic book production; a superhero is recognized when he bears obligatory characteristics (the superpowers, a mission, etc.) and specific facultative attributes (e.g., a sidekick). Subsequently, the particular local cultural contexts that shape the South Slavic superhero characters are discussed. It seems to be significant for these types of heroes that they reflect particular cultural myths and stereotypes and develop the superhero genre in its own way. The variety of the South Slavic comics‘ superhero characters opens up new perspectives on the study of the Slavic culture in the Balkans.
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