Feminism, Philosophy, and The Walking Dead

Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m.

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What do the Holocaust, Alzheimer’s, and the Iranian Revolution have in common? They are all serious subject matter treated in a form traditionally associated with superheroes and the funnies. This year’s Humanities Project theme will explore graphic storytelling: its rich history, technical ingenuity, and cultural significance. From prehistoric cave painting to newspaper comic strips, humans have used pictures to tell stories.

Feminism, Philosophy, and The Walking Dead is a discussion facilitated by two Mount Wachusett Community College faculty that focuses on the TV series The Walking Dead - which was based on a graphic novel created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore. The conversation will focus on the philosophical ideas embedded in the narrative - questions of ethics and morality, as well as the gender politics.

This event is part of MWCC's year-long theme called Words & Pictures: Exploring Graphic Storytelling.

This talk will be facilitated by MWCC philosophy professor Dan Soucy and MWCC's Shelley Nicholson.

One of Professor Soucy's areas of interest is using popular culture to illuminate philosophical ideas from the past.

Please register by calling 978-249-9515.
Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments.

Posted: to Athol Library News on Mon, Mar 2, 2020
Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2020

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