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Center for the Humanities | Comics and Stuff: Why Popular Culture Matters

October 15, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this public dialogue, renowned media scholar Henry Jenkins III and queer theorist Ramzi Fawaz will discuss the growing influence of comics studies on the humanities and the enduring importance of popular media to the U.S. cultural imagination. The conversation will be moderated by English Ph.D. candidate and cultural studies scholar Adam Schuster and will cover such topics as:

  • The social impact of sequential art forms
  • Evolving methods for studying contemporary mass media
  • The pleasures of popular fantasy

Co-sponsored by the English Department’s Americanist Speaker Series

The image is from the comic book series The Wicked and the Divine, by Jamie McKelvie, 2016.


October 15, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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