Date of Award

1-1-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Mass Communications

First Advisor

Rodney Buxton

Abstract

Comic books and comic book culture have always been a man's world - until recently. With the growing popularity of graphic novels, movies based off of comic books, and publishers creating more feminist-friendly work, the gender lines are blurring. The short documentary Encounter at Comic Con examines gender stereotypes, and attempts to challenge them. Traveling to Denver's first ever Comic Convention, filmmaker Carly Jerome interviews attendees, professional costume players, and then turns the camera on herself. Her findings are fascinating, but it is her personal journey during the three-day event that is most compelling.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Carly Jerome

File size

112 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Film studies, Mass communication

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