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PopMatters: The Long, Troubled, and Redemptive History of Latinx Superheroes—by Sean Guynes

The Long, Troubled, and Redemptive History of Latinx Superheroes Frederick Luis Aldama's Eisner-winning history, Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics, uncovers ways in which the mainstream American comic-book industry regularly shortchanges characters who represent marginalized peoples.  Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics Frederick Luis Aldama University of Arizona Press Oct 2017 Other Frederick Luis Aldama may [...]

PopMatters: The Long, Troubled, and Redemptive History of Latinx Superheroes—by Sean Guynes2019-04-13T23:24:33+00:00

Latinx Spaces: Robert Rodriguez’s Fever-Dream: ‘Alita’ and the Building of Latinx Sci-Fi Worlds—by Frederick Luis Aldama

Robert Rodriguez’s Fever-Dream: 'Alita' and the Building of Latinx Sci-Fi Worlds Courtesy 20th Century Fox By Frederick Luis Aldama Most sci-fi films focus time and attention to building new worlds for us to experience. From Georges Méliès 1902 Trip to the Moon through Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel today, filmmakers have used their cinematographic [...]

Latinx Spaces: Robert Rodriguez’s Fever-Dream: ‘Alita’ and the Building of Latinx Sci-Fi Worlds—by Frederick Luis Aldama2019-03-04T23:37:55+00:00

Latinx Spaces: Crucial Storytelling—by Christopher C. Hernandez

Crucial Storytelling: ‘Tales from La Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology’ By Christopher C. Hernandez, Comicosity “The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary.” — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1982 Nobel Lecture Gabriel Garcia Marquez recognized the importance of Latin [...]

Latinx Spaces: Crucial Storytelling—by Christopher C. Hernandez2019-01-23T02:23:51+00:00

Guest Essay: Postcolonialism and the Shattering of Toxic Masculinity in Thor: Ragnarok—by Demi Flowers-Blevins

Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok (2017) is one of the most well received Marvel movies yet, and that is a pretty big accomplishment looking at its competition. It is currently the fourth highest rated Superhero film of all time by Rotten Tomatoes, toting an adjusted score of 107% “Fresh” (“64 Best Superhero Movies of All [...]

Guest Essay: Postcolonialism and the Shattering of Toxic Masculinity in Thor: Ragnarok—by Demi Flowers-Blevins2018-12-13T15:45:49+00:00

An Interview with Jonathan Culler—Literary Studies Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow

Interview with Jonathan Culler conducted by Frederick Luis Aldama Jonathan Culler stands today as one of the most influential scholars of literature – and historian scholars of literary theory. The following interview provides only the snapshot of Culler’s significant presence and influence through his decades of scholarship and teaching in university classrooms. As we [...]

An Interview with Jonathan Culler—Literary Studies Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow2018-12-13T15:22:03+00:00

Laughter Matters

Work and school schedules. Deadlines. Spirit crumbling tragic daily headlines. All this and more tends to derail me from the vital stuff of life: play, smiles, and laughter. While teaching my final class at OSU on Māori (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) film director Taika David Waititi’s bold and risky use of humor to launch Thor: Ragnarok, [...]

Laughter Matters2018-12-13T14:56:06+00:00

Comicosity—Cómix Latinx: Frederick Aldama – Comics in the Classroom

This guest post is written by Ohio State University Professor Frederick Luis Aldama. Professor Aldama, also known as Professor LatinX, has written a number of books on comics and media in our current culture, including the Eisner Awarding winning Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics and his forthcoming comic collection Graphic Migration. You can learn [...]

Comicosity—Cómix Latinx: Frederick Aldama – Comics in the Classroom2018-12-03T04:04:03+00:00