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The theme of the myth in "Civil War"

Grant number: 11/12375-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2011
Effective date (End): October 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts
Principal researcher:José Leonardo do Nascimento
Grantee:Leonardo Reitano
Home Institution: Instituto de Artes (IA). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This project intend to analyze the comic series "Civil War", published by Marvel publisher between 2006 and 2007 according to sociology of the myth. Using the research of Joseph Campbell, Otto Rank and Umberto Eco, I intend to analyze the influences that the hero`s myth has on the novels, since their classic origins until today`s media industry, and study the point`s where the historical process change the sociology of the myth, also studying how the comic`s aesthetic corroborate the mythical element present in the composition of the plot and characters, understanding this research as a continuation of the sociology of myth in a XXI century comic series.

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