Cassandra Voss Center to Host Skype Conversation with Adilifu Nama
Friday, Sept. 12, 3 p.m.
From St. Norbert College, August 28, 2014
by Erich Wegenke, email@example.com, 920-403-3089
Nama is associate professor of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He will lead a conversation entitled "'Super Black': Pop Culture and Black Superheroes." The discussion will focus on well-known black superheroes such as Storm and Blade, as well as the pop-culture "superhero" imagery applied to public figures such as Barack Obama, and will examine the notions and myths of black racial identity. Nama has previously written a book of the same title, dealing with these subjects at greater length, as well as a volume entitled "Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film."
The Cassandra Voss Center's "SkypeTacular!" series is part of its yearlong slate of programs, collectively entitled "Kapow! Who's Your Hero?" The programs will focus on themes of power, heroes and identity, as explored through the medium of superhero comics.
For more information on the Cassandra Voss Center and its programming, visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-4033-1342.