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Pop Culture Critic Talks About Evolution of Female Heroes

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‘Wonder Woman’ (artist: Alex Ross)

Humanities Washington is a non-profit organization whose objective is fostering dialogue and critical thinking using Story as the catalyst – kind of like Pop Mythology, only they’re way bigger.

Their online magazine, Spark, just posted a nice interview with Jennifer K. Stuller, critic, pop culture historian and author of  Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology. She’s also co-founder of GeekGirlCon, an alternative convention that celebrates the accomplishments of women in genre fiction and the sciences and provides a safe forum for fans and scholars – be they women, feminist or otherwise – to discuss issues that might not always be so welcomed at testosterone-laden events like the famous San Diego Comic Con.

In the interview, Stuller talks about the social influence of superheroines and their ongoing evolution in the media, touching upon Wonder Woman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dana Scully of The X-Files and Katniss Everdeen of the Hunger Games series.

Read the interview here.[subscribe2]

 

 

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The Pop Mythologist is the founder and editor of PopMythology.com. He has been a staff writer for the nationally distributed magazine KoreAm , the online journal of pop culture criticism Pop Matters and has written freelance for various other publications and websites.