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“Who Watches the Watchmen?”: Ideology and “Real World” Superheroes


  • Jamie A. Hughes is a professor of composition and literature at Florida Community College at Jacksonville. She received a BA and BSEd. from Valdosta State University (2001) and a Master's Degree in English from the University of North Florida (2005); her academic goal is to attain a PhD in English from the University of Florida where her studies will be centered on comics and graphic novels. Her publications include Peake Studies and The Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, and she will soon make her first international conference presentation at the University of Stirling, Scotland.
    In addition to her academic work, Ms. Hughes is also a creative writer. Her poetry recently garnered the 2006 Douglas Freels Poetry Award, and two of her novellas are slated for publication in 2006.