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Langues - LEN_43311_EP : LU2 - Comics - B2C1

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Superheroes are hallmarks of American culture, and they have echoed, reflected upon, and even impacted modern Western society for almost a century now. From the page to the screen, this course will study the political and historical, as well as ethical and philosophical aspects of characters which, under close scrutiny, prove to be anything but one-dimensional.


Course outline:

  • From mythology to modern times: the dawn of superheroes
  • Superheroes and history: from the Great Recession to 9/11
  • Is Superman a democrat?’ From politics to propaganda
  • A reflection of society: superheroes and the gender issue
  • Watchmen: the twilight of superpowers?


Students will be required to participate actively in class, complete regular reading assignments, and write one essay.


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Diplôme(s) concerné(s)

Format des notes

Numérique sur 20

Pour les étudiants du diplôme Titre d’Ingénieur diplômé de l’École polytechnique

Vos modalités d'acquisition :

Oral participation 25%

Oral presentation 25%

Written or oral assignments 25%

In-class tasks 25%

L'UE est acquise si Note finale >= 8
  • Crédits ECTS acquis : 0 ECTS

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