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Origins: Order vs. Chaos with Chris Gavaler

Tue. Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This lecture, “Origins of Superheroes” by Chris Gavaler, traces the conceptual etymology of “Superman,” drawing connections to eugenics, Darwin, 19th-century hero philosophy, the American revolution, and contemporary politics. Gavaler is an assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee UniversityHe has published  two non-fiction studies, On the Origin of Superheroes: from the Big Bang to Action Comics No. 1 (Iowa 2015) and Superhero Comics (Bloomsbury 2017), and two novels, Pretend I’m Not Here (HarperCollins 2002) and School for Tricksters (Southern Methodist 2011).

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Date:
Tue. Nov 21
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Colby College
Phone:
207-859-4000
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www.colby.edu

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Room 100, Lovejoy Building, Colby College
4000 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
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Phone:
207-859-4000