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.
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.