Tag: The Avengers

Multiverse of Madness and the Problem of Mother as Monster

Emma Louise Backe , May 9th, 2022

By Emma Louise Backe Wanda by César Castillo Marquez Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness is essentially a horror movie with the trappings of Marvel’s characteristic action…

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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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The Politics of Peace in Captain America: Civil War

Emma Louise Backe , May 19th, 2016

By Emma Louise Backe Marvel’s latest superhero juggernaut, Captain America: Civil War (2016) is a tense, tightly paced skirmish. The camera skitters between the ideological poles of Tony…

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