Comp Lit, Revisited: A Brief Analysis of ‘Joker’ and ‘The Dark Knight’

I’ve been out of the broader academic realm for over three years (when I graduated from business school) and out of the literary academic realm for over 7 years (when I left college with a degree in comparative literature, which was eminently unemployable out of undergrad but unexpectedly useful in my longer-term career). But I haven’t quite given up being a student of media and storytelling, and I have been hungry to dive into an exploration of different themes, genres, and characters and analyze something more profound and esoteric…