AbstractThis article discusses the liminal bodies of superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with a focus upon the blending of the biological and the technological. The article covers the commercial and aesthetic logic of contemporary Hollywood cinema, engaging with discourses around embodiment and digital effects as well as the relationship between visual text and viewer. Furthermore, the article identifies the Marvel franchise’s exploration of the politics of social identity and technology, an exploration that is played out over the superhero bodies.
CitationGaine, V.M. (2021) Between man and machine: the liminal superhero body. Quarterly Review of Film and Video. https://doi.org/10.1080/10509208.2021.1905478
JournalQuarterly Review of Film and Video
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Routledge in Quarterly Review of Film and Video on 02/04/2021, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/10509208.2021.1905478 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
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