Faculty Highlights

Chambliss and Svitavsky publish collection of essays on the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Professor of history Julian Chambliss, along with associate professor and emerging services librarian William L. Svitavsky and Daniel Fandino, has published Assembling the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Essays on the Social, Cultural and Geopolitical Domains.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe—comprised of films, broadcast television, streaming series, and digital shorts—has generated considerable fan engagement with its emphasis on socially relevant characters and plots. Beyond considerable box office achievements, the success of Marvel’s movie studios has opened up dialogue on social, economic, and political concerns that challenge established values and beliefs.

This collection of new essays examines these controversial themes and the ways they represent, construct, and distort American culture.