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Friday, March 16 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
CAC Session 2: All I Really Need to Know, I Learned from Batman and Bart, Man: Embiggening Brains Without Crayon Implants

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Sure, they're entertaining, but can comic book superheroes and cartoon characters teach us anything useful in the real world? A trio of professors discuss how they're using fictional characters to introduce students to nonfictional subjects. Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) and Dr. E. Paul Zehr (Becoming Batman, Inventing Iron Man) explore the psychology and biology of Gotham's Dark Knight, his allies, and his many foes. Dr. Karma Waltonen (The Simpsons in the Classroom) explains how instructors can use comics as a jumping-off point to introduce concepts in literature, composition, linguistics, cultural studies, gender studies, and media appreciation.

Friday March 16, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 210

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