Monday, August 27, 2018

Diversity, Culture, and Comics

This semester, I'm co-teaching a course on diversity and comic books with one of my colleagues Stephyn Phillips, who directs the writing center at the university. We proposed to teach the course a year ago, and I'm excited that we're finally getting to do so now.

We're covering Wonder Woman, Black Panther, DestroyerSandman, Noble, and The Killing Joke. Our discussions will concentrate on heroes, villains, diversity, writing, imagery, race and representation, creativity, multimodal literacy, and cultural identities.

I've been thinking, talking, and writing about comic books for some time now, so I'm excited to address the subject of comics and diversity in a classroom context.

Covering Victor LaValle's Destroyer this semester
Brief Publishing Timeline of Lion Forge's Catalyst Prime Comic Books
A checklist of a few writings by Elana Levin
Watching Reginald Hudlin's Black Panther series with students

A Notebook on Comic Books

1 comment:

Olivia L Phipps said...

I imagine the discussion in this classroom is live, considering the roll out of comic inspired film/tv. My favorite, at the moment, is Luke Cage. The introduction of Caribbean characters in Season Two was beyond captivating.

Good to know you still around Dr. Rambsy!