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Mapping Smallville: Critical Essays on the Series and Its Characters Cory Barker

Mapping Smallville: Critical Essays on the Series and Its Characters

Cory Barker

Published July 2nd 2014
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Kindle Edition
224 pages
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One of the first full-length academic projects on the television series Smallville, this collection of new essays explains why the WB/CW series is important to understanding contemporary popular culture. The essays are presented in four sectionsMoreOne of the first full-length academic projects on the television series Smallville, this collection of new essays explains why the WB/CW series is important to understanding contemporary popular culture. The essays are presented in four sections covering broad categories: Clark Kents metamorphosis to Superman and the influence of his parents and the home- the role of the series noteworthy female characters- the series representations of the Other, explorations of identity, and the ways in which characters speak to Clarks own struggles- and audience reception of the series and its position within the Superman narrative universe.