Canan Marasligil

Canan Marasligil

Canan (pronounced Janan) is a freelance writer, literary translator, editor and curator based in Amsterdam. She works internationally in English, French, Turkish, Dutch and Spanish. She specialises in contemporary Turkish literature as well as in comics. Her interest is in challenging official narratives and advocating freedom of expression through a wide range of creative projects and activities. Canan has worked with cultural organisations across wider Europe and has participated in a range of residencies, including the Free Word Centre in London (2013), WAAW in Senegal (2015), Copenhagen University (2015) and La Contre Allée in Lille (2017). She explores languages in urban spaces through her ongoing project "City in Translation".

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Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson The Coldest City by Antony Johnston Bitch Planet Volume 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick Monstress Volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu

Women in Comics Today: Ms. Marvel, Atomic Blonde, Monstress and Bitch Planet

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These four comic books are examples of four different genres that all have women as their main protagonists, and it was about time: A Muslim Pakistani teenage superhero from New Jersey, a Cold War British spy working in Berlin right before the fall of the wall, a group of women sent to prison on another planet, and a fantasy epic set in a matriarchal war-torn universe.

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Reading Captain America today: Jason Dittmer on Superhero Narratives and Politics

Canan Marasligil talks to political geographer and comics scholar Jason Dittmer about his book, "Captain America and the Nationalist Superhero", written several years before Donald Trump's election. Today, Dittmer's book is more relevant than ever, in an age in which Superhero comics have been called the creators of contemporary myths.

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