Posts By: lleonard10

Supervillains: the real Heroes

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Luke Leonard Title: Supervillains: the real Heroes Before class: I will require them to watch one of these three videos and to begin reading Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces. I explain that these videos are You Tube and not professionally done, thought the authors in these videos do have some credibility. Entrance […]

The Death Stars and the Bismarck: How they hate fighter planes/X-wings

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Author:  Luke Leonard Discipline:  Humanities Title:  From World War to Star Wars: Malevolence and Bismarck   Categories:  Star Wars, WWI, Bismark, wars Tags:  bismark, malevolence, star wars the clone wars, world war II, Y-Wing Introductory Text: I was struck by this blog on the similarities between Star Wars war, the Clone War, and WWII.  The […]

Superheroes in New York

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Author: Luke Leonard        Discipline: Humanities Title:  Vacation in NY with Superheroes Categories: Infographic, New York, Superheroes   Tags: Infographic, New York, Superheroes   Text: After searching for hours for something interesting and giving up, I went back to preparing for my Supervillains class in the Fall and I stumbled upon this map.  One thing […]

The Anti-hero

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  This video explains what an anti-hero is and compares it to a hero.  The anti-hero is not the villain, but also is radically different from a hero and an idea we are more familiar with today.  It does a good job of separating the classical, mythical hero from the hero of today.  I will […]

The Heroes Journey

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This video condenses Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces into to 5 minute video.  I will use this as part of an introduction to my Supervillains course offered in the Fall. What Makes a Hero from TEDEd