The Luxembourg Science Fiction & Fantasy Society presents Dr. Joe Sutliff Sanders of Kansas State University, currently visiting the University of Luxembourg on a Fulbright scholarship, is presenting in English with many illustrations.
The talk, entitled “The Gleeful Science of Comics” begins at 6.30 p.m. It will focus on the major shift that American comics underwent in the middle of the twentieth century. This was enabled by an influx of talent from science fiction fandom.
In this presentation, Sanders will trace a shift from superheroes explained through magic to superheroes explained through science and the giddiness that accompanied that change.
He concludes by explaining how the same forces that gave rise to this period also brought about its end and the subsequent period of comics.
University of Luxembourg, Walferdange Campus, Montessori Room
Science Fiction & Fantasy Society