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Pop Culture: Comics, TV, Film
71 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Jared Gardner Talks: Comics, Radio, TV, Film, Board Game Cross-Pollinating Histories
Jared Gardner shares his journey with comics and how this lead to his formal study of comics as a professor. He discusses his work on Charles Schulz, the cross-pollinating history of film and comics, as well as his work as an editor of the journal Inks and the comics series with OSU Press. Discussion includes transmedial storytelling, Board Games, cartoon strips, and more.
24 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Rebecca Wanzo Talks: African American Cartoonists, Form, & Political & Historical Belonging
African American cartoonists and comics; representation; identification; stereotypes; discourses of citizenship; how comics as a medium (sequentiality and framing) allow readers to think of past, present, and future in relation to identity; histories of being excluded from history and drawing black people into history; political belonging. Discussion also includes Jennifer Cruté's cartoons, Brumsic Brandon Jr.'s Luther, Kyle Baker's Truth, Gene Yuen Lang's American Born Chinese, HBO's series, Watchmen, Jeremy Love's Bayou, Sanford Green and David Walker's Bitter Root. “How have cartoonists made use of caricature to comment on black people (stereotypes broadly speaking) in conversation with idealizations and how these respond to broader discourses of citizenship"
49 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
Sean O'Sullivan Talks: Narrative Theory, Seriality, Literature, Film, & TV
OSU Professor Sean O'Sullivan Talks: Narrative Theory, Seriality, Literature, Film, & TV. Discussion includes director Mike Leigh, Sopranos, Charles Dickens, The Wire, Deadwood, and so much more!
29 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
J. Andrew Deman Talks: Margins & Centers in Comics Studies, Sexuality & Chris Claremont
Deman shares his journey with comics, visual semiotics, Orientalism, and margins of alternative comics. Along the way, Deman discusses Scott McCloud, comics in the 1990s and its seeking of legitimacy, pornography and sexuality in comics, Sam Kieth's Maxx, Aline Kominsky Crumb's It Ain't Me Babe, Chris Claremont, Harley Quinn Vol. 3, #8--as well as the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics, his blog, and his "The Claremont Run" big data research lab. "The big 3 (Maus, Persepolis, Fun Home) grows from a contextual history of insecurity in comics studies as a field."
26 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
Katra Byram Talks: Narrative, Memory, Identity, Language, Gender & Spaces
OSU Professor Katra Byram Shares her Journey and Research on Narrative, Memory, Identity, Language, Gender & Spaces, Small Houses--and her book Ethics and the Dynamic Observer Narrator with OSU Press.
29 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Katherine Kelp-Stebbins Talks: Power & World Comics, Systems Of Power, & Place
Katherine Kelp-Stebbins takes us on a journey into art, money, power & planetary comics, including gatekeeping & capitalist global systems of power; politics of exclusion; formal elements of comics that resist conventions of reading and convey resistant political worldviews. Discussion includes Magdy El Shafee's Metro: A Graphic Novel, Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas's Red: A Haida Manga, Riad Sattouf's Arab of the Future. . . Katherine asks: “Who gets to feel at home and where and why. Who gets to produce and evaluate culture and where and why”
56 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
OSU Distinguished Professor Jim Phelan Talks: Rhetorical Narrative Theory & Narrative Medicine
OSU Distinguished Professor Jim Phelan Talks: Rhetorical Narrative Theory & Narrative Medicine by Professor Latinx
37 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
Eszter Szep Talks: Drawing the Body, Movement & Vulnerability of the Comic Book Line!
Eszter Szep discusses the centrality of the body in comics as well as the vulnerability of the line in Lynda Barry, Joe Sacco, Miriam Katin. Along the way we learn about the history of Hungary's Képregény (Picture-Novel), her own Comics & The Body and her co-created scholarly comic "Lines and Bodies" as well as the International Comics Festival in Budapest. "Drawing the body, movement of the body & its interpretation is at the heart of how we approach comics"
49 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
Ian Gordon Talks: Superheroes, Comics, Film, Comic Strips, Media, and Myths.
Professor Ian Gordon shares his work on superheroes, comics, film, and comic strips. Discussion includes significance of the superhero symbol, superhero mythos, transmedia, and so much more!
57 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Dynamic Duo Matthew Smith & Randy Duncan Talk: Power of Comics Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Dynamic Duo Matthew Smith & Randy Duncan Talk: Power of Comics Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow by Professor Latinx
63 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Sean Kleefeld Talks: Fanthropology & Webcomics
Sean Kleefeld Shares his Journey with Comics, beginning with reading Batman, Superman, Justice League & TVs Super Friends as a kid and it was John Byrne's Fantastic Four #254 and then Kirby that turned Sean into a superhero comics aficionado--and later an avid reader of Watchmen and Maus. Along the way the talks about his blog as well as books Fanthropology & Webcomics.
29 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Professor Carolyn Cocca Talks: Gender, Race, Class, Sexuality in Superhero Comics
Eisner-Award Winning Scholar Carolyn Cocca Talks: Gender, Race, Class, Sexuality in Superhero Comics. Huge insights into comics & #Wave Feminism, diversity, militarism—as well as discussion of X-Men films, Batgirl, and Dr. Cocca’s latest book, Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel
47 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Professor Anna Peppard Talks: Gender, Sexuality, Bodies & Superheroes
Professor Anna Peppard on Gender, Sexuality, Bodies & Superhero Comics. Discussion also includes secret identities, pornified culture, gendered violence, Valkyrie, Kate Kane, X-Men, Batman's penis in Bermejo and Azzarello's Batman Damned, Avengers, Marvel's Swimsuit Special, Superhero Resurrections, She-Devil, Tigra, Night Nurse, The Cat, Feminist History of Marvel Comics, Female Fandom
49 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Nick Sousanis on Existence, Comics, & Comics Creation
San Francisco State Professor & Eisner Award Winning Nick Sousanis on Creating Comics & Comics in the Classroom. Discussion includes his journey as Critical Maker & his groundbreaking Unflattening--the first graphic dissertation turned into book.
37 minutes | Jul 5, 2020
Barbara Postema on How Comics Make Meaning!
Dr. Barbara Postema Talks: Meaning Making in Comics. Discussion includes wordless comics by Peter Kuper, Joe Sacco, along with page layouts in comics like Shutterbug Follies, The City, The Groom, and Skim--as well as her own book Narrative Structure in Comics and her coedited book series, Transcultural/ Transnational Comics Studies.
41 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Professor Latinx with Kate Polak on Emotions, Empathy, Ethics & Comics
ProfessorKate Polak Talks: Comics Emotions, Empathy, and Ethics! Discussion includes comics such as Watchmen, Hellblazer, Scalped, Deogratias, Auschwitz, Letting it Go, Lucifer, Black Hole, V for Vendetta, Black Knight Returns, Monstress, Saga. Kate also talks about her own comic book.
35 minutes | Jun 27, 2020
Professor Frederik Køhlert Talks: Serial Selves, Representation, & Comics Studies
Professor Frederik Køhlert discusses the significance of Serial Selves for historically unrepresented communities, including discussion of the Comics Studies program at University of East Anglia, the work of Julie Doucet, Al Davison, Toufic El Rassai, Phoebe Gloeckner, Ariel Schrag, and so much
51 minutes | Jun 21, 2020
Professor Latinx with Andrew Kunka on Autobiography & Historically Unrepresented/ Underrepresented
Professor Andrew Kunka Talks: The importance of Autobiography Comics for the Historically Unrepresented or Underrepresented. Discussion includes Maus, Fun Home, Persepolis, Harvey Pekar, and so much more!
41 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Professor Daniel Yezbick Talks Autobiography and Comics
Professor Daniel Yezbick talks about the importance of telling one's own story--one's autobiography--in comics form. Includes discussion of George Carlson, Li'l Abner, Frederic Wertham, Disney, Carl Bark, Underground Comix, Maus, Red Dog, Legend, Animosity, Action Figures, and more.
49 minutes | May 31, 2020
Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste on Comics and the Nation
Professor Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste discusses Latinx Comics, Mexican and Latin American Comics and Popular Culture and the Nation; includes discussion of Kalimán, Lalo Alcaraz, Los Bros Hernandez
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