Article: Why Everyone Should Be Excited for Starz’ American Gods

The internet is approaching fever pitch over American Gods. Based on Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed epic, the show will be brought to Starz by Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller and Logan writer Michael Green. Social media is already teeming with excitement and speculation from the novel’s many avid fans. For this reason, or many others, you’ve been meaning... Continue Reading →


Lecture: Transmedia and Captain America

A guest lecture delivered for the subject Hollywood And Entertainment, on Captain America: Civil War. Discussing franchising, fandom, and narrative possibility in transmedia worlds. Watch full video here Lecture slides Naja Later, 'Transmedia II: Franchises, Synergy, and Superheroes,' Lecture, Hollywood & Entertainment, University of Melbourne, 20th April 2017.

Panel: Women In Comics

With Hope Larson, Nicola Scott, Sarah Richardson, Tom Taylor, and Angela Ndalianis The Women in Comics Panel brings together artists and scholars to discuss the many facets involved in being a woman in the culture of comics - as a woman working in comics, a female superhero represented in comics, and as a woman who... Continue Reading →

Report: Report on the Superhero Identities Symposium

Organised by the Australian Research Grant-supported Superheroes & Me research team, the Superheroes Identities Symposium ran at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne on 8-9 December 2016. The symposium hosted over 50 speakers whose research questioned what defines superheroes and how superheroes define us. With a wide range of panels, speakers, events... Continue Reading →

Article: How ‘Captain America: Civil War’ echoes our political anxieties

The long-anticipated Captain America: Civil War has just hit Australian cinemas. The latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings to a head a problem that has been brewing for years: whether superheroes should be directed by government organisations. 'How Captain America: Civil War echoes our political anxieties,’ The Conversation, 28th April 2016. Click to view... Continue Reading →

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