Comics: More than Words (FILMEDIA 38)
This group seeks to establish a bridge among the different researchers who have worked on Comics from different disciplines and to conduct research on them from a transnational, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary perspective. We consider Comics to have rich traditions and artistic works that have been underexplored and have plenty to contribute to debates on Queer and LGBTQ+ studies, feminist studies, cultural theory, bio-politics, and the relation between fiction and techno-science, among others. By looking at the world from the academically peripheral standpoints of graphic narratives, popular culture, fandom, visual studies, and superheroes, Comics offers a uniquely critical insight into modern societies. nnTo earn the unit, students must attend all events hosted during the quarter, do the readings in advance of the meeting and participate actively in the discussion.