• Comics and YA: How Shelving Creates Access

    Comics and YA: How Shelving Creates Access0

    I think that I’ve got a pretty great job. On any given day I could be helping a teen find a read-a-like for her favorite fantasy series, telling another teen that no they can’t eat buffalo wings at the public computers, doing a Harry Potter-inspired craft program, or reminding someone that not everything you read

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  • Comics Academe Roundtable: Teaching Bitch Planet

    Comics Academe Roundtable: Teaching Bitch Planet0

    Since the publication of the first issue of Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro in December of 2014, many people, inside and outside of academia, have pointed to the comic, the related backmatter and essays, and even the community that has formed around it–as embodied by the many tattoos of the

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  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Being (in Comics Academia)

    The Unbearable Whiteness of Being (in Comics Academia)2

    June 2015. The run-up to my first conference abroad as an official comics scholar — and I don’t want to go. I’m panic-crying after reading a chain of emails which, on the face of it, have little to do with me. Short background: we were supposed to have a panel on Charlie Hebdo. A month before

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