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Abstract: Wonder Woman and the Reappropriation of Women Warriors of Greek Myth

Wonder Woman #1 (summer of 1942)DragonCon 2015 is almost here and I’ll be presenting new research titled “Wonder Woman and the Reappropriation of Women Warriors of Greek.”

Check out my abstract below for a little sneak peek!

Ancient Greek mythological representations of Amazons tend to teeter between the “noble savage” archetype and fetishized exotic prizes ripe for conquest by male heroes. Although painted as powerful figures, depictions of these women aren’t often empowering. Continue reading ‘Abstract: Wonder Woman and the Reappropriation of Women Warriors of Greek Myth’

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My MomoCon 2015 Speaker Schedule

MomoCon Atlanta GAI’ll be speaking at MomoCon 2015 in Atlanta, GA this month. Check out the full schedule below and come say hi!

Female Objectification through the Ages – A survey of objectifying art from the Italian Renaissance to modern day comics. This academic discussion will focus on how women’s objectification in classic fine art has influenced the treatment of women in contemporary comics. Continue reading ‘My MomoCon 2015 Speaker Schedule’

Wonder Woman, Truth, and a Bit of Bondage: ‘Lasso of Truth’ Review

Lasso of Truth based on Wonder Woman

The Guy (Matt Myers) and The Girl (Christen Orr), photo by BreeAnne Clowdus, courtesy of Synchronicity Theatre.

As befitting a play inspired by Golden Age Wonder Woman, Lasso of Truth flaunts a complex collection of seemingly contradictory themes including subjugation, freedom, betrayal, and the subjectivity of truth. Continue reading ‘Wonder Woman, Truth, and a Bit of Bondage: ‘Lasso of Truth’ Review’

Come See Me Talk Wonder Woman at Synchronicity Theatre’s ‘Lasso of Truth’ Talkbacks

Lasso of Truth Wonder Woman logo

“Lasso of Truth” logo courtesy of Synchronicity Theatre

Lasso of Truth opened this week at Atlanta’s Synchronicity Theatre and I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be a guest speaker as part of the performance’s talkback series. Continue reading ‘Come See Me Talk Wonder Woman at Synchronicity Theatre’s ‘Lasso of Truth’ Talkbacks’

Abstract: Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon

Wonder Woman by H. G. Peters in The American Scholar

Art by H. G. Peters, originally appeared in “The American Scholar” Winter 1943-1944

DragonCon 2014 is almost upon us! As previously announced, I’ll be presenting new research titled “Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon” as part of the Annual Comics & Popular Arts Conference.

Check out my abstract below for a little sneak peek!

No other superheroine wields the cultural cachet of Wonder Woman. In the seven decades since her first appearance, Wonder Woman has transcended the printed page to become a real world feminist icon and cultural phenomenon. But why? What is it about Wonder Woman that allowed her to rise above her fellow four-color heroines and achieve this status? Continue reading ‘Abstract: Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon’

Listen to ‘Wonder Women: The Strength Of Female Superheroes’

Wonder Women independent documentary title cardLast week, I had the pleasure of appearing on KCUR 89.3 FM’s Up to Date along with Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, the director of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines and Dr. Brenda Bethman, the Director of the Women’s Center at UMKC.  Continue reading ‘Listen to ‘Wonder Women: The Strength Of Female Superheroes’’

Sisters in Arms: Examining Azzarello’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Part 5

Golden Age Etta Candy and the Holliday Girls art by H. G. Peter

This is the fifth of a multi-part examination of Brian Azzarello’s current run on “Wonder Woman.” It’s recommended that you go back and read the series from the beginning.

SPOILERS for Wonder Woman #0-20 ahead.

Women’s Solidarity and Camaraderie

Marston’s Wonder Woman champions for a sense of solidarity among women. Diana’s relationship with the Amazons, Etta Candy, and the Holliday Girls all firmly establish the importance of women’s camaraderie as a central theme of Wonder Woman. Continue reading ‘Sisters in Arms: Examining Azzarello’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Part 5′

Rape, Murder, Slavery, and Infanticide: Examining Azzarello’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Part 4

Wonder Woman #7 by  Brian Azzarello and Cliff ChiangThis is the fourth of a multi-part examination of Brian Azzarello’s current run on “Wonder Woman.” It’s recommended that you go back and read the series from the beginning.

SPOILERS for Wonder Woman #0-20 ahead.

Rape, Murder, Slavery, and Infanticide

Even more controversial than the changes made to Wonder Woman’s origins are these pages from the now infamous Wonder Woman #7. Continue reading ‘Rape, Murder, Slavery, and Infanticide: Examining Azzarello’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Part 4′

Trained in the Ways of War: Examining Azzarello’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Part 3

Wonder Woman #0 by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang This is the third of a multi-part examination of Brian Azzarello’s current run on “Wonder Woman.” It’s recommended that you go back and read the series from the beginning

SPOILERS for Wonder Woman #0-20 ahead.

Trained in the Ways of War

Wonder Woman #0 introduces another interesting addition to the mythos. In this fun, Silver Age-styled romp set 11 years in the past, War becomes so impressed with the accomplishments of the then 12-year old Diana that he offers to further train her in the art of war. This is presumably to groom her to one day assume his throne. Continue reading ‘Trained in the Ways of War: Examining Azzarello’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Part 3′

From Dirt to Divinity: Examining Azzarello’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Part 2

Hippolyta-makes-Diana-out-of-clay-Wonder Woman #2 This is the second of a multi-part examination of Brian Azzarello’s current run on “Wonder Woman.” It’s recommended that you go back and read the series from the beginning

SPOILERS for Wonder Woman #0-20 ahead.

From Dirt to Divinity

Wonder Woman #3 introduces us to Azzarello’s first major change to the Wonder Woman mythos: the revelation of Zeus as Diana’s father. Continue reading ‘From Dirt to Divinity: Examining Azzarello’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Part 2′


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