Comics and Stuff
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Professor Lincoln Geraghty (Invited speaker),
Henry Jenkins (Organiser),
Jared Gardner (Invited speaker),
Bart Beaty (Invited speaker),
Bryan Talbot (Invited speaker), 2020
Contemporary culture is awash with stuff. Contemporary graphic novels give vivid expression to a culture preoccupied with the processes of circulation and appraisal, accumulation and possession. By design, comics encourage the reader to scan the landscape, to pay attention to the physical objects that fill our lives and constitute our familiar surroundings. Because comics take place in a completely fabricated world, everything is there intentionally. Comics are stuff; comics tell stories about stuff; and they display stuff.
In this session, we will discuss how contemporary graphic novels have explored themes of collecting and accumulation; how collecting comics has been a central aspect of how comics artists orient themselves to their medium’s history; why artists are motivated to pay special attention to the material objects with which they populate their worlds; and how shared experiences of collecting helps to bridge between writers and readers of comics.
Comics and Stuff: A Virtual Book Club
|Duration||23 Jun 2020 → …|
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|Degree of recognition||International event|