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Sunday, October 27 • 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Superheroes, Gods, Monsters, Villains: Religion and Comics Culture

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Some superheroes have god-like powers. Some comics narratives hinge on ideas of good and evil. Comics culture around the world is rife with stories about god-like beings, new worlds being created, and apocalyptic doom just around the corner. This panel will explore some of the ways that comics borrow from, teach, or even challenge religious ideas and themes. We will also talk about how ideas in the academic study of religion can help us to understand comics culture as a kind of religion. The panellists are faculty members in Saint Mary’s University’s Department of Religious Studies who teach and research comics.


Dr. Mary Hale

Dr. Mary Hale (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Saint Mary's University. Her main research area is Religion and Public Life, a broad category that allows her to explore myriad weird and wonderful wormholes. She is particularly interested in the ways people... Read More →

Dr. Sailaja Krishnamurti

Dr. Sailaja Krishnamurti (she/her) is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Women & Gender Studies at Saint Mary’s University. Her research takes a critical race feminist approach to religion and representation in the South Asian diaspora and in contemporary culture. She... Read More →

Dr. Lindsay Macumber

Dr. Lindsay Macumber (she/her) teaches Religious Studies at Saint Mary's University, and History at Dalhousie. Her areas of interest and specialization include religion and popular culture, Holocaust representation, and mythology. Her recent publications include a book chapter entitled... Read More →

Sunday October 27, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm ADT
Room 103 1st Floor, Convention Level, HCC