ENGL S-257. Superheroes and Power

Instructor: Stephanie Burt, PhD
Professor of English
Day & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays 12:00–3:00pm (EDT)
Summer 7-week session | CRN 35152
Limited to 50 students

What makes superheroes popular? How can they help us think about power, belonging, queerness, race, citizenship, art, or disability? In this course we explore those questions in Marvel and DC favorites (especially the X-Men) as well as in older literature, independent comics, novels, and readings from several critical disciplines.


This course meets on campuus or online. Students must attend and participate at the scheduled meeting time.