Mexican Superheroes, Demons, and Idols

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Class Dates

September 25, 2019 to October 23, 2019

Meeting Days

Wednesdays 4-6 PM


The Loft Cinema



Course Instructor(s)

Superheroes are not an exclusive American experience. In many places around the world, these cultural icons usually embody popular notions of justice, patriotism, solidarity, and protection. In Mexico, fantastic heroes are not new, for they have represented people’s aspirations, fears, and hopes in different times and historical contexts.  In five weeks, Professor Coronado Guel will demonstrate the connection between history, society, and wrestlers. Students will remember many of these icons by enjoying popular and mass culture fragments, such as music, film, comics, and television shows. Each 2-hour class will include viewings of clips and shorter films, lectures, some discussion, and a lot of joyful memories.


Register online starting Monday, August 19, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Refunds are available and need to be requested BEFORE the second class meeting (October 2). To drop a class, please contact Kerstin Miller at 520-621-5111 or A $25 administrative fee for each cancellation will apply.

Location & Parking

The class meets at The Loft Cinema, Screen 3 (3233 E. Speedway Blvd.) Screen 3 is fully accessible and has a Hearing Loop Induction service.

The Loft Cinema features several dedicated parking lots next to the building, with parking available at no cost.