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Kapow

 

Kapow! Wonder Woman. Batman. Storm. Hulk. Amidst capes, masks, and spandex unfold epic tales of our heroes and their stories. Through the lens of fantastical identity narratives, superheros & comics provide a vehicle to talk about gender, race, sexuality, and class. These heroes are poised to speak. Who’s your hero?

***”SkypeTacular!” is a three-part skype series highlighting major scholars and creators of color in the comics industry.

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Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 3:00 p.m., Ft. Howard Theatre, St. Norbert College, DePere, Wisconsin
Title: *SkypeTacular! "Super Black" Pop culture and Black Superheroes

Presenter: Dr. Adilifu Nama, Associate Professor, African American Studies, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Author of Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes & Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film.

Description: This first installment of the CVC’s “Kapow!” series, Dr. Nama’s conversation focuses on black racial identity and superheroes- from Storm, to Blade, to pop culture imagery of a hero-ified Barack Obama. Dr. Nama discusses constructed notions and myths about black racial formation.

Africa America 

 

The Department of African American Studies

Loyola Marymount University

Invites you to our

 

Welcome Lunch

 

Come meet the African American Studies Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

 Convo Hour

UH 4422 

Cuba

 


 

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