ESP Biography


Major: Undeclared

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Past Classes

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P12868: A Superhero Society - Past and Present. in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
"Zack Snyder doesn't understand Superman" "Jared Leto ruined the Joker" "Tom Holland is the most accurate Spider-man." Have you ever heard any of these phrases? Do you wonder what they mean? When there have been almost 100 years of superhero comics history, can there even be a definitive version of a character - The right Batman, or Wonder Woman, or Flash? Over time our heroes have changed with society. Their values, their powers... their corniness. The changes in our fiction reflect the changes in ourselves. If you're curious as to how, then this class is for you. Alternatively, if you just want to learn a little more about the rich history of spandex-clad, comic characters, there's a whole deep world within the pages to explore.