Showing posts with label Howard University. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Howard University. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sept 26: A Lecture on COMICS IN RUSSIA at Howard University

A comics friend of mine is in town giving a free lecture next Monday (which I won't be able to make it to unfortunately).


How to Read Post-Soviet Children's Comics: Snegirov's Keshka

Prof. José Alaniz  (University of Washington, Seattle), author of Komiks: Comic Art in Russia (2010), will present an illustrated talk on the history of comic books in Russia, with an emphasis on the politics behind  the post-Soviet children's series Keshka by Andrei Snegirov.

WHERE: Howard University,
             Douglass 240
WHEN: Mon, Sept. 26
 10:10 a.m.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Marc Singer on teaching Love & Rockets

Week 10: Gilbert Hernandez, Human Diastrophism
April 12, 2010

My classes' reactions to "Human Diastrophism" have changed over the years, and mostly for the better. Seven or eight years ago a few of my students were awfully interested in branding the women of Palomar as "sluts." - click thru the link to see what Marc's current students got out of it.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Marc Singer on teaching Bechdel's Fun Home

Marc Singer is on week 9 of his comics class and teaching Bechdel's Fun Home, which is one of my favorite graphic novels. He's got a much better sense of the formalist art that I ever will though.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Singer on Spiegelman and Maus

Marc Singer writes on teaching Maus for weeks 6-7 of his class on comics at Howard.

March 4: Howard University comics symposium

Kyle Baker, William H. Foster visit Howard University


Comics artist Kyle Baker (Nat Turner, Truth: Red, White & Black, Birth of a Nation) and scholar William H. Foster III (Looking for a Face like Mine) will visit Howard University for "Comics on Campus," a symposium held in the Blackburn Auditorium from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 4. Baker and Foster will discuss the history and production of graphic novels, recent landmark works, and the unique opportunities and challenges that face African American cartoonists. The event is sponsored by the Department of English with support from the Fund for Academic Excellence. For information please contact Prof. Marc Singer at The event is free and open to the public.

The Blackburn Auditorium is inside the Blackburn University Center, between 5th and 6th streets NW and above Howard Place. It's on the main quad at the top of campus. Here's a document with driving and Metro directions to Blackburn.

Here's an interview from last week with Dr. Foster - Full Color Fun With Dr. William Foster, Scoop (February 26 2010).

Friday, January 15, 2010

Marc Singer teaches comics course at Howard, and incidentally, resurrects his blog

Marc's announcement of his course on comics is here, and and he also announces a book he co-edited on detective fiction here. I'm glad to see that he resurrected his I am NOT the Beastmaster blog as I enjoy his writing. Take note of his Final Crisis writing on Grant Morrison that was singled out by a critic as one of the best online pieces last year.