Student Forum Course–SISP420: Super Science (and the evolution of the superhero genre)

If you’re interested in learning more about pop culture in America during the 20th century, you should consider taking SISP420: Super Science! (MW 1:10-2:30). The class examines the evolution of the superhero genre and the influence of historical, social and scientific events on some of your favorite heroes. Of particular note is WWII and the effects it had on comic book creators who were primarily first or second generation Jewish immigrants.¬†We will be looking at issues of race, gender, disability, sexuality, and power through the development of superheroes and super villains over time.

Please email jfragen@wesleyan.edu for more information.