Feb. 11 Presentation Covers Over 80 Years of the Man of Steel

By Caitlin Burns | February 10, 2016

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman (through the ages)!

On Thursday, Feb. 11, Dr. Hal Halbert, associate professor of English at Montgomery County Community College and comic book podcaster, explores the evolution of Superman with an in-depth presentation. The event, hosted in conjunction with the University seminar “Hero Culture: A Quest for Truth,” will be in Dining Hall Room 107 at 4 p.m.

As American cultural icon, Superman has been saving the world for more than 80 years and undergone many changes along the way. Halbert’s presentation will take audiences on a visual journey that tracks the Man of Steel through literature and film, while analyzing the real-life events and social movements that have shaped him.

“He was created in a unique cultural era by a very specific set of ideals,” University seminar instructor Rhianon Visinsky said. “By charting his transformation over the last 80 years, you can also chart the way that our values, beliefs, and ideals have changed in the United States.”

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP today to ensure your seat.