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Batman vs Capitan America: American heroes through a cultural, discursive and identity perspective

Grant number: 15/19593-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2016
Effective date (End): June 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Modern Foreign Literatures
Principal researcher:Vera Lucia Harabagi Hanna
Grantee:Juliana Escames Pizzolato
Home Institution: Centro de Comunicação e Letras (CCL). Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (UPM). Instituto Presbiteriano Mackenzie. São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This research aims to study the history behind the North-American comics. In order to analyze the battle between Batman and Capitan America occurred in Marvel vs DC (1996) published in Brazil as Marvel vs DC: o Conflito do Século, 1996. We are going to base our study from two perspectives: Cultural Studies and American Studies focusing on the notion of Representation, Significant Practices and the composition of Identity. The comics depict the winning of The Dark Knight over Capitan America, decided through an online voting. Moreover, it will be necessary to comprehend the American society in five periods: Declaration of Independence (1776), Civil War (1861-1865), World War I (1914-1918), Great Depression of 1929 and World War II (1939-1945) to point out the identity and symbology presented in the society and the heroes mentioned here. (AU)

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