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.  

Crime Spree: Comics and Criminality in the Library

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Cover of CrimComics Number 1: Origins of Criminology I’ve been on a bit of a crime spree lately—in the library.  It all started with my friend Krista Gehring’s new graphic textbook series, CrimComics. Each issue offers insights into specific aspects of criminology and criminal justice, including history, theory, biographical and case studies, and contemporary issues in crime & punishment, all told through the… Read more »

Library of Comics

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Madison Building at the Library of Congress If you’re ever in Washington, DC, stop by the James Madison Building at The Library of Congress and see what has been touted as the largest publicly available Comic Book Collection in the United States. Most of the current comic books at the Library of Congress have been acquired through copyright deposit, but a small… Read more »

Hey, Where Did the Comics Go?

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If you’ve been standing in one place spinning in circles on the first floor of Willis Library looking for the Graphic Novels section, you’re not hallucinating, they really did move! You can find them in their own section on the third floor of Willis. Just take the elevator (or the stairs if you’re feeling frisky)… Read more »

A Brief(ish) History of Comics Studies @UNT Libraries

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UNT Comics Studies Conference Facebook Page   Comics studies at UNT dates back to at least 2011 when Dr. Shaun Treat, a Communications Studies faculty member, organized the first UNT Comic Studies Conference.   This was a scholarly and pedagogical conference devoted to, “broadly surveying the diverse disciplinary approaches to studying or using comics as a resource for education, criticism, or critical engagement… Read more »

Comics Studies Resources @UNT

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  The UNT Libraries has a number of resources for folks interested in studying comics for research, coursework, collecting, or plain old pleasure reading.  Below are a few places to get started. These aren’t the only places you can find useful information, though, since every discipline may have its own approaches to comics as art,… Read more »

Welcome to Comics Studies @UNT!

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Poster for "Comics in the Library" Exhibit, April-August, 2017 Welcome to the brand new Comics Studies at UNT Blog! This blog is a project of the UNT Libraries, and will include contributors from across the Libraries’ divisions, as well as from faculty, students, and others in the UNT community who share an interest in comics studies.