Posted by: Doc Comics | November 24, 2010

UNT Comics Studies Symposium!!

Leaping Disciplinary Divides

in a Single Bound!

University of North Texas Symposium on Comics Studies

February 25th & 26th, 2011

Themes Addressed

Critical Studies of Comics

Comics in Education

Comics in Libraries

Future of Comics



  1. EPIC!!! Internet Air guitar action in real time!!

  2. Whatith isith thisith?

    • Its a UNT showcase to introduce everyone to each other and build interest for a Comics Studies minor (eventually). This is more or less a test-drive, but there is solid interest into turning it into a yearly conference-style event! Lining up our guest speaker now and ironing-out details, will keep you posted!

      • …Wow.

        Good time to be a UNT faculty.

  3. Ah, yes. Excelsior!

  4. Friday 2/25
    4:30-5:30 – Comics Across the UNT Curriculum! Moderator: Keith Brown
    • Panel of UNT faculty who integrate Comics Studies in classes
    5:30-6:30 – Free screening of documentary “Comic Book Literacy”
    • followed by Q&A with director Todd Kent

    SATURDAY February 26
    9a-10a – Comics Across Culture!
    • Panel that highlights the (cross)cultural aspects of comics
    10a-11:00a – Comics as Critique!
    • Panel of academics who do comics-related research
    11:00a-12:00p – Comics Across the Community!
    • Panel that highlights Denton community resources
    12:00p-1:30p – LUNCH
    1:30p-2:30p – Comics Across Classrooms!
    • Using comics to teach scholarly concepts, ideas, or applications
    2:30p – 3:30p – Guest Speaker
    • Randy Duncan, author of “The Power of Comics: History, Form, Culture.”
    3:30p-4:30p – Breakout Sessions around Denton!

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