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Jennifer K. Stuller

"Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology"

Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology

Jennifer K. StullerFrom Wonder Woman to Buffy Summers, Emma Peel to Sydney Bristow, Charlie’s Angels to the Powerpuff Girls, superwomen are more than just love interests or sidekicks who stand by their men. In this lively multimedia presentation, pop-culture historian Jennifer K. Stuller will help us explore how the female hero in modern mythology has broken through the boys’ club barrier of tradition. Using comics, television and film, we will discuss female action and super heroines from the 1930s to the present day. do social and political forces affect pop culture – and vice versa? This conversation will examine women’s representations in media and women’s roles as media makers, inspiring us to think deeper about popular culture, media, gender images and storytelling.

 

About Jennifer K. Stuller

Jennifer K. Stuller is a professional writer, critic, scholar, pop-culture historian, public speaker and the author of Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology. Stuller’s particular interests focus on what popular culture reveals about social mores, especially regarding gender, race, sexuality, ability, religion and class in a given time or place. She is co-founder of and the programming director for Seattle’s GeekGirlCon. Stuller received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in the Comparative History of Ideas with a minor in women studies.

Stuller currently lives in Seattle.

For more information on how to book a speaker, please contact Zaki Abdelhamid at (206) 682-1770 x102 or by email.

 

2012-14 Speakers Bureau: Jennifer K. Stuller from Humanities Washington on Vimeo.

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