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INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION 1 1 Psych 305A: Lecture 14 Biological Approach: Genetics Class update • Website down! – But, you can access everything (all lectures so far, exam grades, syllabus) at – PLEASE WRITE THIS LINK DOWN NOW! • Exam 3 this Friday • We will watch the movie “Body Doubles” in class next week, on Wed.
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THEUNIVERSITYOFWESTERNONTARIOCENTREFORAMERICANSTUDIES20112230F:SELECTEDTOPCSINAMERICANSTUDIESTHESUPERHEROINTHEAMERICANIMAGINATIONWednesdays9:3012:30,UCC54ADr.MichelleBanksOffice:UniversityCollege68Telephone:6612111,ext.80099Email:mbanks4@uwo.caOfficeHours:Wednesdays1:303:00inUC68andFridays9:0010:00onlineCourseDescriptionandObjectives:SuperherotextsofallsortsandthebroadscalerepresentationofthesuperherooffermultipleavenuesofexplorationintotheAmericanImaginary.Evokingandrepresentingeverythingfromthepastoral(Superman’sSmallville)tothepostindustrialurbanlandscape(TheCrow’sDetroit),Americansuperheronarrativesofferauniqueopportunitytoprocessandcritiqueboththedominantandmarginalth st culturallandscapesof20and21CenturyAmerica.Thisclasswilltrackapathinaroughlychronologicalfashionbeginningwitharoughsketchofthesocalled“SilverAge”ofcomicsandthedominanceoftwocomicsfranchises,MarvelandDC(195670),toanexplorationof(super)heroisminpost9/11UnitedStates.TheinterrogationsofthiscoursewillrangeoverawidespectrumofsuperheroicisminmultipleareasofAmericancultureandwillconcentrateonsuchissuesas:depictionsofrace,gender,andsexuality;concernsofhistory,origins,family,andbelonging;understandingsofnationandcitizenship;violenceinfilm/tvandinculture;technology;materialismandconsumerism(merchandising,tieins,toys,collectibles);excess;theoreticalissuesoftherealandsimulacra;fanculture;thepoliticalconsequencesofescapeandfantasy;activism;campaesthetics;questionsoforiginalityandrepetition;theenormousfinancialinvestmentsoftheHollywoodstudioblockbuster;thepoliticsandeconomicsofthesequel;representationsofheroismoutsideoftherealmofthe“super”(suchastheNavySealswhokilledOsamaBinLaden,9/11firefighters,teachers,sportsfigures).Tocarryouttheseinvestigations,thiscoursewillutilizeavarietyoftextualartifacts,includingprint(comics,shortstory,novel,essay,memoir,journalism),film,television,advertisements,popularmusic,consumerproducts(clothing,collectibles,toys),YouTube,videogames,andtherecentdigitalarchivesofcomics,andwillrelyuponanactiveandengagedparticipatorycultureintheclassroom.Certainoverarchingconcernswillshadowanddirectourweeklyconversations.Whileeachweekwillbedevotedtoaspecificandparticularaspectofthesuperhero’splacewithintheAmericanImaginary,wewillalsoconsidersomekeyandrelevantaspectsofAmericanculture,history,identification,suchasAmerica’scomplexrelationshipwithorigins,andthewaysinwhichAmerica’sfoundingrootsinPuritanspiritualityaswellastherecentdramaticriseinEvangelicismcontributetoanunderstandingofthesuperherothroughquestionsofsalvationandnation:Whosecommunityisbeingprotectedandsaved?Whatdoesitmeantosaveorbesaved?