Princess Weekes writes for The Mary Sue about the 2018 Feminist Mash Up, an event about the feminine in comics and super-hero movies.
Weekes promotes the night of movie-watching and theory-discussing with enthusiasm, comparing it to the previous year event’s great success. The Mash Up aims to focus on the hidden meaning behind female characters in super-hero stories, and the truths they may reveal about how society sees women. Have they outgrown they initial mythic intent? If so, what did they evolve to?
To prepare herself for the event, Princess Weeks made sure to read plenty of Joseph Campbell’s work, as the author has much to offer when it comes to myth and heroes.