Belfast Festival at Queen' s - Graphic Grrrls: Wonder Women - The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Tracing the evolution and legacy of superheroes, warrior princesses and other icons of women's
empowerment in pop culture, WONDER WOMEN! examines how popular representations of powerful
women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation. Good, brave, or even ‘action babes',
rarely are women seen as heroes at the centre of their own journey.
WONDER WOMEN! harnesses the voices of literary critics, women writers, classicists,
philosophers, impersonators, collectors, feminists and fanatics to explore our very gendered
notions of ‘heroism' and ‘power'.
Gail Simone is widely recognised as one of the most prolific writers in the comic book industry,
best known for her critically-acclaimed and fan-favourite runs on Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman,
The All-New Atom, Secret Six, and Welcome to Tranquility.
Simone first caught the attention of the comic book world on the internet, with her popular
humour column, You'll All Be Sorry!, and Women in Refrigerators, a cutthroat online forum that
explored the mistreatment of female characters throughout comic book history.
Simone will discuss her career in the comic book industry, her approach to writing female
characters, and the increasing number of women reading comic books today.
Tickets £8, £6 concession.
Please note: the date of this event has changed from previous listings.
1 hour 19 minutes