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Vicki Saxon

Vicki Saxon has bachelor’s degrees in English literature and art history and a master’s degree in library and information science. She enjoys working with librarians and students as the senior manager of social media at ITHAKA, focusing on JSTOR & Artstor. Her ramblings about Marvel comics, Benedict Cumberbatch, and academic scholarship can be found on Tumblr at

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What Caused the Salem Witch Trials?

Looking into the underlying causes of the Salem Witch Trials in the 17th century.
Lego Luke Skywalker crossing light sabers with his father (aka Darth Vader)

May the 4th Be With You…The Ego and Id in The Empire Strikes Back

A Freudian reading of The Empire Strikes Back for Star Wars Day
Avengers presentation featuring most of the main characters from the franchise

Choose Your Own Adventure: The Marvel Universe and Our Cultural Values

A postmodern view of the Marvel comics and cinematic franchise,
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Marvel’s Agent Carter and the Women of WWII

Marvel has introduced Agent Peggy Carter into the lexicon about women’s status in the military during and post-WWII.