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Comics More Than Words: Frederick Aldama

Tue May 16th 2023, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Event Sponsor
Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Department of Art & Art History
Department of English
Y2E2 Building
473 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305
Rm 299

Join the next Comics: More Than Words Research Unit group talk titled, "BIPOC Teen Comics" with Frederick Aldama.

We are very excited to announce the second event of the Spring quarter series on Comic Theory for the Comics: More than Words Research Unit, supported by the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages and kindly sponsored by the English and Art & Art History Departments and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE). 

We will be hosting Fede Aldama, Jacob & Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities & Affiliate Faculty Radio-Television-Film as well as Adjunct Professor and Distinguished University Professor at the Ohio State University, presenting on how BIPOC Teen Comics shape an ethnoracial pause that opens readers to a collective radical openness; this delves deeply into comics like The Low, Low Woods, I Am Alfonso Jones, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Superman Smashes the Klan as well as Fede's own comics: Pyroclast: The First Eruption and Labyrinths Borne

Fede Aldama is a comic book editor, critic, and creator. He is the award-winning author of over 48 books, including an Eisner Award for Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics. He is editor and coeditor of 9 academic press book series, including the editor of Latinographix that publishes Latinx comics. He is the creator of the first documentary on the history of Latinx superheroes and founder and director of UT’s Latinx Pop Lab.

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