Heroes in Print: Media Representations and Changing Frames of Heroism
Date: March 4-5, 2022
Location: Zoom (https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83643498408?pwd=VFJ3dVVqOHRLKzBxa1lrWjYxYU10Zz09)
The symposium “Heroes in Print: Media Representations and Changing Frames of Heroism” aims to create an open-discussion space for people who study heroism –from aspects of psychology, literature, history or media studies – and people who contribute to the creations or representations of heroes through media or social organizations. As an initiative of the Obama Institute for Transnational Periodical Studies, magazine and print representations of frames regarding heroism will be highlighted through the involvement of magazine editors and organization directors. Their contributions to the iconization of heroes, whether human or non-human agents, will be viewed through an academic viewpoint that considers the historical, psychological and philosophical aspects of the creation and maintenance of heroic ideals. Changes in the heroic images during the Covid-19 pandemic are most welcome to be involved and scrutinized in the presentations so as to be able to capture the most recent undulations in heroic ideals.
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