Martin Mantle is a casual lecturer at University of New England where he has taught in Theatre Studies, Films studies, English and Cultural Studies and Mathematics Education. Martin also works at the local public library. Martin received his PhD from the University of New England in 2005, and his thesis investigated representations of blind men in theatre, film and television.
ArticlesThere is an expression, in recent Marvel superhero films, of a social anxiety about genetic science that, in part, replaces the social anxieties about nuclear weapons that can be detected in the comic books on which these films are based (Rutherford). Much of the analysis of superhero comics – and the films on which they are based – has focussed its...Read more
ArticlesNever simply itself, the exceptional body betokens something else, becomes revelatory, sustains narrative, exists socially in a realm of hyper-representation. (Thomson, “From Wonder to Error” 3) The title of Chris Lilley’s television mocumentary We Can be Heroes: Finding the Australian of the Year (ABC television, 2005) begs the question that is...Read more