Event Title

Deafening Outcry: Hawkeye, Transformative Works, and the Re-Creation of Disability

Presenter Information

Suzanne Walker, Barnard College

Location

Goldstein Student Center

Event Website

http://crippingthecon.com/

Start Date

11-4-2013 10:30 AM

End Date

11-4-2013 12:00 PM

Description

This paper examines online fandom’s re-insertion of the superhero Hawkeye’s hearing loss following the release of The Avengers. It highlights the importance of transformative works as a place where fans can create space for disability within superhero narratives, while such a space is rarely, if ever, allowed for in popular culture.

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Apr 11th, 10:30 AM Apr 11th, 12:00 PM

Deafening Outcry: Hawkeye, Transformative Works, and the Re-Creation of Disability

Goldstein Student Center

This paper examines online fandom’s re-insertion of the superhero Hawkeye’s hearing loss following the release of The Avengers. It highlights the importance of transformative works as a place where fans can create space for disability within superhero narratives, while such a space is rarely, if ever, allowed for in popular culture.

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