The Costumed Visions Network is having its inaugural meeting on 16th September at the Manchester Meeting Place to discuss the treatment and ethics of enhancement, drawing on comics’ long trajectory of enhanced heroes, superheroes and villains.
The ambitious remit of the Costumed Visions Network is to not just critique the use of enhancement and costumery within comics. This is an opportunity for fans, scholars and creators to bring together the reading, writing and studying of comics with some very pressing real-world debates about medicine, warfare, crime and justice, cybernetics, nanotechnologies, etc.
For more information, contact David Lawrence (david.lawrence @ manchester.ac.uk or Shawn Harmon (shawn.harmon @ ed.ac.uk). The first Costumed Visions Network meeting will be on September 16 2015 at the Manchester Meeting Place. The event is free, but ticketed through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/costumed-visions-of-enhanced-bodies-tickets-16885777816. There’s also more information about the meeting on the Mason Institute website.
Read more below from Shawn Harmon introducing some of the network’s conceptual frameworks…