Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
- Dates : 1 Nov 2012 6:30PM - 28 Oct 2012 8:30PM
- Venue : QFT
- Organiser : --- Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's, Belfast Festival
- Booking Information - Gail Simone post show talk included.
Due to unforseen circumstances this event will now take place on Thursday 1st of November. There will be no screening on 28th October.
Tracing the evolution and legacy of superheroes, warrior princesses and other icons of women’s empowerment in pop culture, WONDER WOMEN! examines how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. Good, brave, or even ‘action babes’, rarely are women seen as heroes at the centre of their own journey.
WONDER WOMEN! harnesses the voices of literary critics, women writers, classicists, philosophers, impersonators, collectors, feminists and fanatics to explore our very gendered notions of ‘heroism’ and ‘power’. Gail Simone is widely recognised as one of the most prolific writers in the comic book industry, best known for her critically-acclaimed and fan-favourite runs on Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman, The All-New Atom, Secret Six, and Welcome to Tranquility.
Simone first caught the attention of the comic book world on the internet, with her popular humour column, You’ll All Be Sorry!, and Women in Refrigerators, a cutthroat online forum that explored the mistreatment of female characters throughout comic book history.
Gail Simone will be attending the screening and will conduct a post show talk and Q&A. Simone will discuss her career in the comic book industry, her approach to writing female characters, and the increasing number of women reading comic books today.
- Organiser Telephone : 02890971197
- Event Open To : Students, Staff, General Public, Members, Alumni, Press, Delegates