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Super-Girls of the Future

Girlhood and Agency in Contemporary Superhero Comics

Postdoc Charlotte J. Fabricius's new monograph Super-Girls of the Future: Girlhood and Agency in Contemporary Superhero Comics has just been published by Routledge.

Super-Girls of the Future investigates girl superheroes published by DC and Marvel Comics in the first two decades of the twenty-first century, asking who the new-and-improved super-girls are and what potentials they hold for imagining girls as agents of change, in the genre as well as its socio-cultural context. Grounded in comics studies and informed by feminist cultural studies, the book contributes a critical and hopeful perspective on the diversification of a genre often written off as irredeemably conservative and patriarchal. Super-Girls of the Future is a key title for students and scholars of comics studies, visual culture, US popular culture, and feminist criticism.

The Center for Uses of Literature will host a launch for the book on 8 November, 14-15:30 in the CML Meeting Room at SDU and online via Zoom. For more information about the launch, click here. Everyone is welcome: staff, students, and anyone else with an interest in the topic. Email to RSVP for physical attendance or for the Zoom link.

Editing was completed: 25.10.2023