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Shaun Baker

Shaun Baker, Advanced Instructor

Shaun Baker, Advanced Instructor
Shaun Baker, Advanced Instructor

Department of English
353 Shanks Hall 
181 Turner Street, NW 
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-8458 |

Shaun Baker is an advanced instructor in the Department of English. He's working on a book project that would examine the progression of the publication of Marvel comics and their narrative ties to 20th-century American history, allowing superhero fans to better understand history and history buffs to better understand a genre that’s usually thought of as “kids’ stuff.” 

  • Comics / Superhero Fiction
  • Picture Books / Visual Literacy
  • Children’s and Adolescent Literature
  • Childhood Development and Literature
  • Composition/Rhetoric Pedagogy and Practice
  • MA, Kansas State University
  • BA, Virginia Tech 
  • Graduate Teaching Mentor
  • Children’s Literature Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Journal Articles

“Neil Gaiman’s Sandman.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. St. James Press, 2013. 

“From Nixon to 9/11: Captain America and the Disenfranchisement of the American People.” International Children’s Literature Association Conference. Columbus, OH. Summer 2016.

“Finding the ‘Uncanny’ in The X-Men: Lee, Kirby, and Freud.” The Power of Three: Children’s Literature in English, Education and Library Science. Manhattan, KS. Spring 2012.

“Scott Pilgrim’s Progress: Multiple Literacies and Generation X in Scott Pilgrim.” International Children’s Literature Association Conference. Roanoke, VA. Summer 2011.

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