UNT Pod: Diversity & Inclusion in Comics

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Logo of UNT Pod site, features white letters on green background, with the "O" in Pod containing an old-fashioned radio microphone A member of our Comics Studies @UNT community, Dr. Joanna Davis-McElligatt, recently did a podcast for UNT Pod about diversity & inclusion in comics. She talks about the importance of recent efforts by comics creators to bring more diverse perspectives, characters, and stories into the mainstream comics industry, popular culture, and the classroom. See more… Read more »

Get ready for the 2020 Flyover Comics Symposium!

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Poster for Flyover Comics Symposium 2020   Comics Studies@UNT is excited to announce that we are partnering with comics studies groups at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Michigan State University, and with Digital Frontiers, to host the first virtual Flyover Comics Symposium, September 24-25, 2020. This event was designed to fill the gap left by the cancellation of several comics studies conferences… Read more »

Comics Studies Happenings, Fall 2019

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Cover of Monstrous Women in Comics Edited by Samantha Langsdale & Elizabeth Rae Coody This Fall has been a busy one for many of our Comics Studies Reading Group members, who have been reading, teaching, reviewing, and writing about comics and graphic novels, among other things. So I thought this would be a great time to share some of the interesting work they’re doing or plan to do in… Read more »

Comics Studies Reading Group, Fall 2019

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After an interval this summer and a couple of postponements due to scheduling conflicts, the Comics Studies Reading Group started back up in November with a discussion of Diary of a Teenage Girl by Phoebe Gloeckner.Our conversation was pretty wide-ranging, but touched on issues of teenage sexuality, sexual abuse, diaries & confessional writing, the interplay between text… Read more »

I Got 99 Problems But a Skrull Ain’t One: The Many Faces of Misogyny in Captain Marvel

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Brie Larson as Captain Marvel by Dr. Samantha Langsdale SPOILERS: the following post DOES contain spoilers, so if you prefer not to have various plot points of the film revealed, read no further. For those of us who enjoy superhero films, the last couple of years have been game changing. True, Hollywood has been producing superheroic blockbusters for decades, but… Read more »

Comics Studies Reading Group Spring 2019 Update

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Cover of Emily Carroll's Through the Woods We recently completed the first semester of our UNT Comics Studies Reading Group, and held our first meeting of 2019. The group has readers from UNT and TCU, including faculty, staff, librarians, and students. We’ve had a regular attendance of 4-6 people, plus occasional others who have contributed to the conversations about some really interesting… Read more »

Comics Studies Reading Group

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Cover of Barrier #1 On Friday, August 17, 2018, we had the first organizational meeting for our new Comics Studies Reading Group at UNT. This is a group devoted to reading and discussing comics & graphic novels, as well as interesting scholarship, popular media, or films related to comics studies.