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12 Sep
Ten-Cent Ideology: Donald Duck Comics and U.S. Global Hegemony
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Lectures, Symposia, Etc., Readings


Arts & Culture, Humanities

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Faculty, Graduate Students


humanities, colloquium


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Ten-Cent Ideology: Donald Duck Comics and U.S. Global Hegemony

Please join the Humanities Center for our Thursday Colloquia with Daniel Immerwahr, Northwestern Unviersity, Professor of History. The respondents will be Scott Sandage (CMU, History) and Wayne Wise (Pitt, English).

In the postwar period, one of the best-selling periodicals in the United States was a comic book following the adventures of Donald Duck and his family, adventures that often took place in the Global South. These stories, which frequently dwelt on the theme of economic inequality, offered a different understanding of US  foreign relations than the official narratives that Washington backed. Yet the stories had a remarkable sticking power, and their influence can be tracked for decades, including in the films of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

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Thursday, September 12 at 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Humanities Center, 602
Fifth Avenue at Bigelow, Pittsburgh, PA 15260