Empathy for the Devil: How Discussions on Pop-Culture Villains Can Create Spaces for Political Discourse in the Classroom

Room 401 - Page 23 Lit Con

Sunday June 17, 2018 - 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm

Chair: Matthew Sterner-Neely “Gollum: True Villain OR Annoying Fiend for Nine-Fingered Friends” by Mary Harbert “Terrible at ‘Hot Lava’: Darth Vader’s Journey from Frustrated Child to Frightening Villain” by Robert Carver “The Villainy of Voldemort as Kobayashi Maru” by Taylor Blanchard “Villains in the Classroom: The Successes and Challenges of Translating Empathy for Pop-Culture Villains into Critical Consciousness” by Matthew Sterner-Neely