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October 2015

CMS/W Colloquium: The Adventures of Ms. Meta: Celebrating the Female Superhero Through Digital Gaming

October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MIT Building 4-231,
Maclaurin Building, 182 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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The importance of female superheroes in Western culture cannot be ignored. From Wonder Woman in the 1940s to Captain Marvel in the 2010s, the inspiration and cultural impact these representations of heroism provide fans regardless of gender are undeniable. While there is a wealth of research examining the representation of the female superhero and how this speaks to perceptions of femininity across the past eighty years, its focus is often the prevalence of stereotypical over authentic depictions, and the harmful effects of this on society.

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