Aesthetic Seminar. Patron Saints of Destruction. Violence, Spirituality and the Posthuman in Superhero Comics
Johannes Poulsen. PhD Fellow in Comparative Literature at Aarhus University
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In this seminar, Poulsen will present some of the key aspects of his Ph.D. project through a case study of two recent superhero comic books by the American writer Tom King. Both books, The Vision and Omega Men, peek into a posthuman future of androids and aliens, but do so without leaving behind two of the strongest forces in human experience: The trauma and power of violence on one side, and the search for meaning and enchantment through spirituality as a response to trauma on the other.
The lecture is open to the public.
Speaker: Johannes Poulsen