Tag: Marvel

Doctor Strange. Das Multiversum erzählen

Vera Thomann , May 8th, 2022

Seit ein paar Tagen läuft der neue Marvel-Film „Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness“ im Kino. In seiner Verbindung aller möglichen Superheld:innen-Welten treibt er das filmische Erzählen…

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Screen Memory, Social Distancing & Speculative Fiction: The Geek Anthropologist 2021 in Review

emmalouisebackeanthro , January 1st, 2022

2021 wasn’t quite the year we anticipated, nor does the conclusion of the year feel like it does justice to the warped sense of time, distance, and stasis…

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Burdened with Glorious Purpose: Loki and the Hidden, Occult Power of Bureaucracy

emmalouisebackeanthro , July 15th, 2021

By Emma Louise Backe At the beginning of Marvel’s new Disney+ series Loki, the God of Mischief and Chaos is apprehended just as he’s escaped from the Avengers…

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Grief and Getting Beyond the Endgame

Emma Louise Backe , November 15th, 2019

The lasting impact of Avengers: Endgame on our understandings of heroism, masculinity, and mental health.  By Emma Louise Backe An hour before I walked in to see Avengers: Endgame,…

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Death of the superhero?

Grant , August 18th, 2019

Reading the future is hard. It takes sharp eyes. It takes lively imaginations. It takes smart models. (There is a “good head on your shoulders” joke to be…

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Film Review: Black Panther

Anthropology365 , February 19th, 2018

Nearly three decades ago, my grandfather took me to the local pharmacy in Broadway, NC to get ice cream (it had an ice cream bar!). While there, I…

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Luke Cage: A Marvel Take on Black History

Emma Louise Backe , February 8th, 2017

By Astrid Countee “Only Forward,” that is the message of Netflix’s latest superhero show, Luke Cage. A message that seems to have shown up just in time for…

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2015 in Review: Geek Girls and Gender

Emma Louise Backe , January 2nd, 2016

By Emma Louise Backe For several years, TGA founder Marie-Pierre has been conducting research on the fraudulent phenomenon of “fake geek girls,” a category of women who ostensibly…

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TGA’s 200th Post!

Marie-Pierre Renaud , May 30th, 2015

By Marie-Pierre Renaud Just like Stargate SG-1, we’ve finally reached the 200th mark! Of course, we don’t have as much budget as MGM did when there were producing SG-1,…

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