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 →

Besides the three events—the “Immigration and Comics” panel, the “Comics Theory Roundtable” and the cash bar—sponsored or co-sponsored by our Discussion Group, MLA 2015 in Vancouver will host other sessions devoted to comics or graphic narratives, as well as a number of individual papers that, as far as we are able to tell from the program, connect to the comics studies field. Please find these sessions listed below.   Enjoy! The Graphic South (session 35) Thursday, 8 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 114, VCC West  Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Southern Literature Presiding: Katherine Renee Henninger, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge   “The Contested Topography of the ReconstructedRead More →

 Come one, Come all! Our Official Saturday night social event for the MLA 2015 Convention in Vancouver will be held Saturday, 10 January, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm, in 122 VCC West. We look forward to seeing many of you there. Please join us!    Read More →

This is the second of our three official events at the next MLA convention, to be held in Vancouver, Thursday through Sunday, 8-11 January 2015:   720. Comics Theory Roundtable __________________________________________________________________________________________ Sunday, 11 January 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., West 214, VCC West Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Comics and Graphic Narratives Presiding: Martha B. Kuhlman, Bryant Univ. Speakers: Michael A. Chaney, Dartmouth Coll.; Hugo Frey, Univ. of Chichester; Jared Gardner, Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Fabrice Leroy, Univ. of Louisiana, Lafayette; Barbara Postema, Ryerson Polytechnic Univ. This roundtable analyzes interdisciplinary approaches to studying comics. Comics theory includes semiotics, film theory, linguistics, visual studies, and narrativeRead More →