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W&L's Gavaler on Superheroes and War in Roanoke Times

Chris Gavaler, visiting assistant professor of English, writes about the surge of superhero movies since 9/11 in an op-ed titled “Downsizing the super war on war” in the Roanoke Times on June 3, 2013. The terrorist attacks, he writes, are a “transformative accident” that doubled the superhero’s powers.

Gavaler teaches a Spring Term course on the literature of superheroes and writes a blog, “The Patron Saint of Superheroes.”

Read his Ronaoke Times piece at http://myw.lu/19FGU7e.

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