ERIC Number: EJ638905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Notes toward a Rhetoric of Animation: "The Road Runner" as Cultural Critique.
Bruce, Douglas R.
Critical Studies in Media Communication, v18 n2 p229-45 Jun 2001
Uses the violence of "The Road Runner" cartoon series as a starting point for a mythico-rhetorical analysis of the message system contained in the cartoon. Explores how the cartoon re-enacts the myth of Sisyphus in the context of the post-World War II technological boom. Discusses insights into the meanings of cartoon violence, and into how media reproduce mythic structures. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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