Contributor: Christopher Comerford
University of Technology, Sydney
Chris Comerford is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney. His research interests primarily focus on the power and influence of pop culture media and their capacity to negotiate contemporary real world issues.
His PhD research, entitled The Knight is Darkest Before the Dawn: Batman, American Empire and the Gothic Mirror, is a study of the post-9/11 gothic subgenre and its influence in (mis)communicating discourses surrounding post-9/11 anxiety, security and warfare, using contemporary Batman narratives as case studies.