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    Emily Lauer

    In addition to being a contributor to the site, Emily Lauer is the Pubwatch Editor for WWAC. She teaches writing and literature at Suffolk County Community College where she studies comics, kids' books, adaptations and visual culture. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, daughter and dog.

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  • Webcomics Roundup: Nestling into Fall Edition!

    Webcomics Roundup: Nestling into Fall Edition!0

    Welcome to this month’s Webcomics Roundup! In September we nestled down into reading complete (or at least extensive) archives of webcomics, really cozying in for Fall. It also turns out we’ve got a bit of an undead theme here, with ghosts and zombies galore. I can only imagine how spooky we’ll get next month for

  • The Future is Female! An Interview with Lisa Yaszek

    The Future is Female! An Interview with Lisa Yaszek0

    Lisa Yaszek, a professor of Science Fiction Studies at Georgia Tech, has been studying the role of women in science fiction history for years. This month, the Library of America will publish her most recent project, The Future is Female!, an edited collection of science fiction stories by American women published from the year 1928

  • Shipwreck is Atmospheric and Unsettling

    Shipwreck is Atmospheric and Unsettling0

    Shipwreck Vol. 1 Warren Ellis (creator and writer), Phil Hester (artist), Eric Gapstur (inker), Mark Englert (colorist), Marshall Dillon (letterer) Aftershock Comics July 18, 2018 In his glowing introduction to this volume, Jeff Lemire refers to Shipwreck as a mystery, but that isn’t entirely accurate. A mysterious atmosphere permeates this comic, but it isn’t the

  • Before the Hulk was Green: Pop Culture Literacy in the Composition Classroom

    Before the Hulk was Green: Pop Culture Literacy in the Composition Classroom0

    (This article was adapted from a presentation given at the TYCA-Northeast Conference in Fall of 2012) What is this professor talking about? I teach at a community college, which means I teach a lot of introductory classes. I can assume I’ll be teaching several sections of Standard Freshman Composition every Fall, and Writing about Literature