• Project GraphicBio: Interview with Dr. Candida Rifkind

    Project GraphicBio: Interview with Dr. Candida Rifkind0

    Professor Candida Rifkind has recently concluded a years-long project called Project GraphicBio at University of Winnipeg. Funded in part by a 2015-18 Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, she studied biographies in graphic form, with various groups of students for several semesters. I first heard about the project through

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  • Looking at Suffering: A Review of Ethics in the Gutter

    Looking at Suffering: A Review of Ethics in the Gutter0

    Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics Kate Polak The Ohio State University Press September 20, 2017 CONTENT WARNING: This book includes discussions of genocide, alcoholism, sexual assault, and racism, as well as images depicting blood, gun violence, animal cruelty, and lynching.

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  • Monstress and the Problem of Women in Pain

    Monstress and the Problem of Women in Pain0

    Please note this post contains discussion of violence against women. Also, spoiler alert for Monstress. Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s Monstress has—justifiably—been on fire lately. It won heaps of accolades at the 2018 Eisner Awards and major love and respect from readers. Liu was the first woman to win the Best Writer award (about time),

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  • Comics Academe: The Evolution of Comics in Education Educators

    Comics Academe: The Evolution of Comics in Education Educators2

    To quote Jill Gerber, “In an increasingly image-driven culture, it is important that we purposefully incorporate visual literacy into our curriculum and equip our students, not only to be better consumers of information, but also for them to effectively communicate to a global community.” Gerber is an award-winning, published author and longtime educator. In this

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  • Comics in the Spanish Literature Classroom

    Comics in the Spanish Literature Classroom0

    Teaching literature at a regional university in South Carolina can be a daunting task. As professors, we know that the success of a course is based, in part, on getting students to do the reading. When teaching Spanish literature, the language itself can be another factor that can put students off the reading. Now they

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  • Prism Stalker: A Primer on a Sordid Past

    Prism Stalker: A Primer on a Sordid Past0

    Content Warning: Generational/Historical Trauma I am not North American Indigenous. However, the least I can do as someone who lives on occupied land is to learn the history of, and about, the peoples who are Native to the North American Continent and advocate for others to learn more through my academic research on Native American boarding

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