Title of Presentation Proposal

What if Marvel Casted Captain America as Black? An Examination of Whom is Allowed to Play Super-heroes or Heroes in Movies and the Psychological Effects on this Perception

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

This poster presentation will examine the historical and current boom in superhero movies that have become box office smashes with white male casts. The author will highlight who American culture is comfortable in allowing to be seen as heroes that possess qualities of patriotism, leadership, intelligence, and idolization.

Start Date

4-12-2013 4:00 PM

End Date

4-12-2013 4:50 PM

Location

Commons Area - 1st Floor

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What if Marvel Casted Captain America as Black? An Examination of Whom is Allowed to Play Super-heroes or Heroes in Movies and the Psychological Effects on this Perception

Commons Area - 1st Floor

This poster presentation will examine the historical and current boom in superhero movies that have become box office smashes with white male casts. The author will highlight who American culture is comfortable in allowing to be seen as heroes that possess qualities of patriotism, leadership, intelligence, and idolization.