I often teach archivally-focused undergraduate and graduate seminars where students research the visual culture of American progressive grassroots media (1960s-1990s), focusing in on feminist and LGBTQ periodicals. We examine cover graphics, comics, drawings, photographs, advertisements, typography, layout, and other elements of the periodicals’ visual aesthetics.
Note: I initially developed this resource guide for my Spring 2018 graduate seminar, “Graphic Archives,” which I taught in the English Department at the University of Florida. This course focused on “active theoretical conversations around radical archives and materials that have emerged over the past few years,” so the resources below skew heavily in that direction, prioritizing spaces of queer visual culture informed by my own archival research.
This post was created originally for the “Rise of Graphic Archives” first-year research seminar that I teach…
This post, created originally for the “Rise of Graphic Archives” first-year research seminar that I teach, contains information about NYC-area archives and finding guides. This list is far from exhaustive, but should get you started thinking about what and where you might research. If you come across information that belongs on this list, feel free to share.
On Monday, April 13, 2015, I presented at the event, Comics, Underground & Above: The Story of Kitchen Sink Press, held at Columbia University. The panel of speakers included James Danky, Denis Kitchen, Howard Cruse, David Hajdu, and myself.
On Saturday, April 12, 2014, I presented on the Lesbian Archives Roundtable alongside Ellen Gruber Garvey, Lisa Merrill, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, Rachel Corbman, and Flavia Rando at the Radical Archives Conference. This two-day conference was hosted by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University.