• Review: Experiencing Comics Will Change the Way We Teach Comics

    Review: Experiencing Comics Will Change the Way We Teach Comics0

    Experiencing Comics Written and edited by Rachelle Cruz Cognella 2019 I can say, with confidence, that there has never been a better time to be a comics studies scholar than now. The Comics Studies Society hosted its first annual conference this past summer, and the International Comic Arts Forum is getting ready to have its

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  • Comics Academe: Teaching Ms. Marvel – Part One

    Comics Academe: Teaching Ms. Marvel – Part One9

    Last semester I taught the first volume of Ms. Marvel in my honor’s multicultural literature class. Ms. Marvel was perfect for my class, which centered on how minorities used fantastic fiction to show disfranchisement and how old tropes become new when filtered through a different perspective. Superman and Batman are iconic, and that’s a lot

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  • Comics Academe: How Do You Teach Comics?

    Comics Academe: How Do You Teach Comics?4

    This post is the first of two Comics Academe pieces from guest writer Katherine Tanski — I’d introduce her fully, but she does a good job of that for herself. My name is Kate, and I’m a recovering academic. Like all good recovering academics, I feel the need to share my experiences and impart (what I

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