UD COMICON 2022: Ideologies and Conventions of the Superhero Film Genre
Noah R. Bischoff, Kaila Colacarro, Brendan P. Connaughton, James D. Cook, Matthew Ward Cramsie, Carolyn M. Duvic, Kobe Curtis Elvis, Grace K. Fuller, Claire Eliza McLaughlin, Nicholas J. Miozzi, James Gillis Moag, Sofia Grace Perez, Catherine Drew Ridenour, Samuel Bernard Seltzer, Anthony Joseph Semerano, Andrew Joseph Siciliano, Aaron James Spieles, Jacob Nicholas Ward, Zachary Allen Zienka
Superhero movies are currently the dominant film form in U.S. cinema, as demonstrated by two decades of box office top tens populated by characters from the pages of Marvel and DC Comics, and other studios and movie franchises scrambling to replicate their success any way they can. How did we get here, and what is the effect of these superhero films on American film culture and global popular culture? The presentations for this panel will explore the superhero genre, considering how their films adhere to or defy genre conventions, challenge predominant American ideologies, and function as works of political economy.
Bob G. Joseph
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
"UD COMICON 2022: Ideologies and Conventions of the Superhero Film Genre" (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2458.