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The public is invited to Matthew Teutsch’s talk, "Jackie Ormes to Black Panther: Comics and Representation," on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. at Pebble Hill.

Superheroes and comics have become ingrained into popular culture in such a way that most people recognize Superman's logo, Captain America's shield and Batman's Bat Signal. Teutsch's presentation will examine the ways that artists and writers such as Jackie Ormes, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Don McGregor, Christopher Priest, Reginuld Hudlin, Nate Powell, John Ira Jennings and others use comics as a medium to comment on issues of race from the 1940s through the present.

Matthew Teutsch is an instructor in the Department of English at Auburn University. He is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Along with book chapters, he has published and forthcoming articles in LEAR, MELUS, Mississippi Quarterly and Studies in the Literary Imagination. His research focuses on African American, Southern and Nineteenth Century American literature. His current project examines the life and work of Albery Allson Whitman.

The event is free, open to the public and will be followed by refreshments. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben St. For more information on the program, call 844-4903 or visit the center website.