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 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.  

Comics Studies at the Popular Culture Association

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I recently had an opportunity to present on a comics panel at the 2018 Popular Culture Association National Conference, along with a colleague, Dr. Samantha Langsdale, from the UNT Department of Philosophy and Religion, and two fellow comics scholars from other institutions. For those who aren’t familiar with it, the PCA is a scholarly organization… 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 »
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