Living in the wasteland : character, worldbuilding and humanism in the Mad Max series

dc.contributor.advisorSchatz, Thomas, 1948-en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBeltran, Maryen
dc.creatorHarrison, Justin Seanen
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-3079-6794en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-27T18:01:31Z
dc.date.available2016-07-27T18:01:31Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2016
dc.date.updated2016-07-27T18:01:31Z
dc.description.abstractThe long-running Mad Max series is a seminal entry in the contemporary western science fiction canon, particularly within the post-apocalyptic subgenre. This thesis argues that a major reason for the series’ enduring success is that it is a fundamentally humanist text. It further argues that Mad Max’s humanism is identifiable and trackable through the construction of its characters and the world they inhabit across the four films in the series. Subjects of analysis include the films themselves, as well as several books written on and about them.en
dc.description.departmentRadio-Television-Filmen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2V698C30en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/39283en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectMad Maxen
dc.subjectFilmen
dc.subjectVideoen
dc.subjectFilm historyen
dc.subjectGeorge Milleren
dc.subjectThe Road Warrioren
dc.subjectBeyond Thunderdomeen
dc.subjectFury Roaden
dc.subjectMel Gibsonen
dc.subjectTom Hardyen
dc.subjectCharlize Theronen
dc.subjectHumanismen
dc.titleLiving in the wasteland : character, worldbuilding and humanism in the Mad Max seriesen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.materialtexten
thesis.degree.departmentRadio-Television-Filmen
thesis.degree.disciplineRadio-television-filmen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
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