2019 Will Eisner Week Comic Studies Forum

The Dreamer, 2019 Will Eisner Week

March 7, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Will Eisner Seminar Room, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Musuem
Room 205, Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street
Columbus OH 43210

Join us for the 2nd annual Will Eisner Week Comics Studies Forum at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum! Come hear from comics scholars on their most recent work in the field.

Our feature presentation will be from Kate Polak, entitled “Displacing the Memorial: Holocaust Comics in Conversation with Memory.” Kate Polak is Assistant Professor of English at Wittenberg University, where she teaches literature and writing. Her book, Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics, was nominated for an Eisner Award. Her current projects include a book on Holocaust memorialization in the digital age, essays on the #metoo movement, and a graphic memoir.

Opening presentations will include local talent from Ohio State:

Katlin Sweeney (English, OSU)
“Plea Deal Compounds: Black Women’s Anger in ‘the System’ of Bitch Planet”

Mikel Bermello Isusi (Spanish & Portuguese, OSU)
“Finding Trauma in The Art of Flying,”

Jared Gardner (English, OSU)
“The Births of the American Comic Book, 1842-1933,”

Let us know you’re coming on Facebook! Free refreshments courtesy of Pop Culture Studies & The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum