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Truth, Justice and Superheroes

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303 Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:10PM-3:25PM 46317First

If you have been to a movie theater or bookstore lately you probably have noticed that there has been an explosion in interest in superheroes. Comic books, graphic novels, and movies use combinations of words and images to convey meaning, and they often focus on crime, heroes, punishment, and the concept of justice. In this class we will be reading, discussing, and doing activities with a number of graphic novels and movies, including Watchmen, Batman, X-Men, Identity Crisis, and Spider-Man.

Professor Information

Stergios Botzakis

Associate Professor

  • TPTE
  • Education, Health, and Human Sciences
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Dr. Stergios Botzakis is an associate professor of adolescent literacy in the Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Department at The University of Tennessee. He received his doctorate from the University of Georgia in 2006, and prior to that he spent five years teaching middle school reading, English, and study skills in Baltimore and the Boston area. His research interests include secondary education, graphic novels, popular culture, and media literacy.

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