Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh’s graphic novel Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass (2019) reintroduces the DC comics antiheroine Harley Quinn as a teenage girl who arrives in Gotham after a childhood full of poverty, familial strife, and an already long rap sheet. As she begins to find her place in the world and discover more about… Read more »
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 »
I thought I’d share some of the recent acquisitions of comics studies books that we’ve recieved here at the UNT Libraries. This list doesn’t include the many new graphic novels that we’ve recently added as part of our graphic novel collection enhancement, which you’ll hear more about soon. These are just a few of the… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 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.