Recorded Talks: Superheroes, Ethics and Justice
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Wed 15 Nov 2017

Recorded Talks: Superheroes, Ethics and Justice

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Delve into how superheroes reflect ourselves, our society and our age

From the Marvel and DC cinematic universes to small screen caped-crusaders and vigilantes, superheroes are more popular than ever. But how do superheroes reflect our place and power within society?

Whether it’s symbolic representations of asylum seekers and First Nations people on Cleverman, Jessica Jones battling PTSD or The Watchmen exploring the moral ambiguity of individuals with tremendous power, superheroes have the power (dare we say great responsibility?) to tell nuanced, reflective and universal stories.

In this conversation we discussed how our heroic representations hold a mirror up to contemporary views on ethics, justice and equality.