Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Mary E. Stuckey - Chair
Although research has previously connected comic books and national ideology, there has yet to be a study examining the role of villains in this relationship. By analyzing representations of evil and villainy in the long-running series Captain America and understanding them in light of the model of the circuit of culture, the transforming imaginary space of the American nation can be traced.
Steinmetz, Christian J., "A Genealogy of Absence & Evil: Tracing the Nation's Borders with Captain America" (2008). Communication Theses. Paper 38.