Destruction, Ethics, and Intergalactic Love: Exploring Y: The Last Man and Saga (Routledge Advances in Comics Studies) (Hardcover)
Destruction, Ethics, and Intergalactic Love: Exploring Y: The Last Man and Saga offers a creative and accessible exploration of the two comic book series, examining themes like nonviolence; issues of gender and war; heroes and moral failures; forgiveness and seeking justice; and the importance of diversity and religious pluralism.
Through close interdisciplinary reading and personal narratives, the author delves into the complex worlds of Y and Saga in search of an ethics, meaning, and a path resonant with real world struggles. Reading these works side-by-side, the analysis draws parallels and seeks common themes around the four central ideas of seeking and making meaning in a meaningless world; love and parenting through oppression and grief; peacefulness when surrounded by violence; and the perils and hopes of diversity and communion.
This timely and thoughtful study will resonate with scholars and students of comic studies, media and cultural studies, philosophy, theology, literature, psychology, and popular culture studies.
About the Author
Peter Admirand is Lecturer (Tenured) in Theology, School Research Convenor, and Director of the Centre for Interreligious Dialogue at Dublin City University, Ireland. He also serves as the Co-Chair of The Irish Council of Christians and Jews. His research interests are in the area of interreligious dialogue and the intersection of religion and ethics with literature, media, and popular culture. His books include: Seeking Common Ground: A Theist/Atheist Dialogue, co-written with philosopher Andrew Fiala; Humbling Faith: Brokenness, Doubt, Dialogue--What Unites Atheists, Theists, and Nontheists; and Amidst Mass Atrocity and the Rubble of Theology: Searching for a Viable Theodicy. He is also the editor of Loss and Hope: Global, Interreligious, and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.