In addition to the three panels that the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum will be sponsoring at MLA 2022, 196. Comics on the Border, 407V. Reading and Translating Comics in Two Directions, and 579. Manga’s Global Influence, there will be a number of other comics-related panels at MLA 2022. Comment on this post if you have any sessions to add! About Comics Thursday, January 6 12V – Graphic Narrative in Spanish: Memory as Transitional Justice 63V – Graphic Narratives and Trauma: Framing the Holocaust 123V – Graphic Narratives and Trauma: Engaging with the German Past Friday, January 7 386V – Graphic Narratives and Trauma: Confronting Sexism and Domestic Violence Sunday, JanuaryRead More →

The Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum will be sponsoring three panels at MLA 2022, 196. Comics on the Border, 407V. Reading and Translating Comics in Two Directions, and 579. Manga’s Global Influence. All of this year’s sessions are recognized as presidential theme sessions and speak to the “Multilingual US” conference theme. Also, check out all the other comics-related panels at MLA 2022. 196V – Comics on the Border Friday, 7 January 2022, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM, virtually Examining comics that contest borders national, cultural, and linguistic in a United States context, speakers emphasize how borders in comics allow for thinking through hybrid and marginalized identities and theRead More →

The Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum will be sponsoring three panels at MLA 2021, 86. New Flashpoints in Comics History, 396. Comics and Graphic Narratives for Young Audiences, and 636. Decolonizing Comics and/as Activism. Also, check out all the other comics-related panels at MLA 2021. 86 – New Flashpoints in Comics History Thursday, 7 January 2021, 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM Description Participants share work that identifies moments in comics history that have been overlooked. They discuss how American and transnational comics histories have been shaped by cultural conflict and exchange, the comics industry and its discontents, and changing technologies of production. Presider: Margaret Galvan,Read More →

The Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum will be sponsoring two panels at MLA 2020, 325. Webcomics and/as Digital Culture & 587. A Decade in Comics. Also, check out all the other comics-related panels at MLA 2020.Read More →

012: Comics Fandom in Transition 12:00 PM–1:15 PM Thursday, Jan 3, 2019  Hyatt Regency – Roosevelt 3 1: Fandom as Import and Export in the Digital Age: Dojinshi, Comiket, and Fujoshi around Latin American Boys’ Love Camila Gutierrez, Penn State U, University Park 2: Hi-Diddly-Ho, Tetsuo! How Bartkira’s Fandom Reimagined and Remixed Akira and The Simpsons Charles Acheson, U of Florida 3: ‘The Concrete Representation of Our Most Subtle Feelings’: Comics Fandom in the Digital Era Jaime Weida, Borough of Manhattan Community C, City U of New York 4: The Hybrid Lettercol: Ms. Marvel and #KamalaKorps Leah Misemer, Georgia Inst. of Tech. Presider Aaron Kashtan, U of North Carolina, Charlotte   528: MakingRead More →

Panels run by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum Thursday January 4 Connecting the Dots: Museums and Comics 7:00–8:15 p.m., Sutton Center, Hilton Presiding: Nhora Lucia Serrano, Hamilton C “At Home in the Museum,” Catherine Labio, U of Colorado, Boulder “Paracomics: Art as Comics,” Vasilios Kartalopoulos, New School “Tintin in the World of the Artifact: Authenticity and Artifice, Colonialism and Copyright,” Katherine Kelp-Stebbins, Palomar C “‘There’d Be a Hanging’: Community as Art Gallery, Comic as Museum in Gilbert Hernandez’s Human Diastrophism,” Osvaldo Oyola, New York U Friday January 5 Teaching Global Arab Comics in the United States 5:15–6:30 p.m., Concourse G, Hilton Collaborative session—GS Comics andRead More →

Saturday, 7 January 581. Alien Lines: Science Fiction Comics 1:45–3:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon A, Philadelphia Marriott Program arranged by the forums GS Comics and Graphic Narratives and GS Speculative Fiction Presiding: Aaron Kashtan, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte 1. “Don’t Let Them Touch and Despair You: World Construction in the World of The Wrenchies and It Will All Hurt,” Phoebe Salzman-Cohen, Penn State Univ., University Park 2. “‘This Is How an Idea Becomes Real’: Bodies in Saga,” Daniel John Pinti, Niagara Univ. 3. “‘I’m Getting Too Good to Ignore’: The Feminist Politics of Sharon Ruhdal’s Dystopian Comics,” Margaret Galvan, New York Univ. 4. “Feeling The Puma Blues: The DilutionRead More →

Friday, 8 January Satire and the Editorial Cartooon 5:15-6:30, 311, JW Marriott Saturday, 9 January Latina/o Comics 10:15–11:30 a.m. JW Marriot , Lone Star C Charlie Hebdo and Its Publics 10:15–11:30 a.m. JW Marriot , Lone Star C See you in Austin! (see earlier post for more details)Read More →

Friday, 8 January Satire and the Editorial Cartoon 5:15–6:30 p.m. Program arranged by the Forum GS Comics and Graphic Narratives Presiding: Nhora Lucia Serrano, Harvard Univ. “The Radical Genealogy of the Editorial Cartoon,” Frank A. Palmeri, Univ. of Miami “Between Words and Pictures: Telling the Graphic Story of United States Slavery in Abolitionist Satirical Cartoons,” Martha J. Cutter, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs “Punch, Counterpunch: Mimicry, Parody, and Critique in the Colonial Public Sphere,” Tanya Agathocleous, Hunter Coll., City Univ. of New York “Pulling John Chinaman’s Queue to Get Him in Line: Domesticating Gestures in Nineteenth-Century PunchCartoons,” Joe Sample, Univ. of Houston, Downtown Saturday, 9 January Latina/o ComicsRead More →

Session 657. Cash Bar Arranged by the Discussion Group on Comics and Graphic Narratives Saturday, 5 January, 7:00–8:15 p.m. Independence West, Sheraton Boston … Please join us for this cash bar and informal get-together! We are eager to meet with everyone at MLA who is interested in comics studies. Members of our Executive Committee will be on hand to chat about our future plans, ideas for programming and community-building, and the further growth of comics studies both at the MLA and across academia. We invite your input, and hope to connect with you! For an overview of all MLA 2013 sessions organized by the DiscussionRead More →