The Lack of African-American Women in American Super Hero Fiction
Jones, Charlene R.
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Dramatic Writing
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Dramatic Writing
Works cited: pages 87-89
"My thesis focuses on the lack of African American women in American Super Hero Fiction." While examining this genre of television, I found an under-representation of African American women in the role of heroines. Upon a further exploration of this subject I discovered several instances of racism and sexism, which led to a lack of women of color being featured in the role of champion or hero. The goal of this thesis is to educate the reader on the genre of Super Hero Fiction, the lack of African American women in the genre and the contributing factors that have created this void. I will explore the creative process and the various means of independently distributing final projects. Lastly, I chronical, my Super Hero script, Black Star: Birth of a Supernova, from scribble to screen."
Includes author's pilot screenplay "Birth of a Super Nova!" for original woman superhero series "Black Star."
Keywords: super hero, action fantasy, storm, butterfly, vixen, black star, Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics
CHAIR: Storck, Averie
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