ESP Biography


Major: 4b

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Past Classes

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P15367: X-Ploring Superhero Adaptations in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Sure, the MCU is the most famous example of cinematic superhero adaptations, but is it the only one? Come help us analyze superhero movies (and the difficulties of adaptation in general!) using the seven core X-Men movies as a case study. Instead of dismissing movies with the classic "The comics did it better," let's figure out what changes were made, which ones worked, and which ones didn't. Hey, media analysis is more fun when you're talking about Wolverine, right? No prior knowledge of the X-Men or their movies necessary, and students will receive small pieces of X-Men paraphernalia at the end of class!

P14849: Sequels of the Atom: A Detailed X-ploration of the X-Men Movies in Splash 2021 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2021)
Do you like superheroes? Are your favorite superheroes a clumsy metaphor for oppressed groups? Have you ever wondered how the X-Men movies are so bad and yet so good? This class is for you! Together, we'll be roasting everyone's favorite mutant movies, discussing what worked, what didn't, and how the comics were somehow even more convoluted than their adaptations. Bring your biggest questions and your strongest opinions and you'll leave with a jumping-off point for starting the comics and an undying love for Sir Ian McKellen's Magneto.