Category: Adrian Alphona

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Whiteness in “Ms. Marvel” and Tahereh Mafi’s “A Very Large Expanse of Sea”

As you know, I typically choose a few new texts to teach each semester, mainly so I can expand my knowledge on topics that I may not be familiar with. I do it to educate myself as much as to educate my students. This semester, for my Multiethnic American Literature class, I chose to include Tahereh Mafi’s A Very Large Expanse of Sea and I selected … Read More Whiteness in “Ms. Marvel” and Tahereh Mafi’s “A Very Large Expanse of Sea”

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Kamala Khan or Ms. Marvel? Identity in “Ms. Marvel: No Normal”: Part III

Today, I’m going to wrap up my discussion of identity in G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona’s Ms. Marvel: No Normal by looking at some panels from the issues #3 and #4 of the volume. Specifically, I want to look at the scene with Kamala in the girls’ locker room at her school and the scene when the police arrive at the Circle Q. … Read More Kamala Khan or Ms. Marvel? Identity in “Ms. Marvel: No Normal”: Part III

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Kamala Khan or Ms. Marvel? Identity in “Ms. Marvel: No Normal”: Part II

Last post, I wrote about the opening pages of G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona’s Ms. Marvel: No Normal. Over the next couple of posts, I want to continue that discussion. Specifically, I want to focus on three sections/panels in the volume. These panels appear at different stages as Kamala struggles with her identity, but each, in its own way, highlights this struggle.