Date of Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy in English (PhD)
Marvin K. Booker
William A. Quinn
Second Committee Member
Language, literature and linguistics; Comics; Warren Ellis; Marxism; Postmodernism; Science fiction; Superhero
This work constitutes an in-depth discussion of the muted postmodern characteristics of contemporary comics writer and novelist Warren Ellis, highlighting his major long-form works within comics, Planetary, Transmetropolitan, StormWatch, and The Authority, as well as several shorter works such as Ocean, Orbiter, and Global Frequency. In addition, Ellis is situated within the British science fiction tradition, specifically, the British Boom movement which contains other comics writers such as Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore.
Allred, William James, "Sublime Beauty & Horrible Fucking Things - The Finer Worlds of Warren Ellis" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 224.