UF English at MLA 2020

Below, you’ll find a list of UF English faculty and graduate students who will be at the upcoming MLA 2020 Conference in Seattle. If I’ve missed your name or if you’re a UF English alum presenting at MLA and wish to be added to the list, please be in contact with Margaret Galvan (margaretgalvan at ufl dot edu).
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CSS 2018: Rewriting Women in Comics Studies
L to R: Francesca Lyn, Leah Misemer, Rachel Miller, Jenny Blenk, Margaret Galvan. Photo by Nicholas Miller.

CSS 2018: Rewriting Women in Comics Studies

For the first annual Comics Studies Society conference in 2018, I had the privilege of being in dialogue with a bunch of amazing women about how we might rethink comics history in ways that would center the experiences of women. The spark for this panel arose out of a series of exchanges on Twitter that made evident the still fraught position of women in comics studies—as Tahneer Oksman asked in a tweet: “What does it mean to be a woman writing about comics?”
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Video: Queer Studies & LGBTQ Representation in Comics (Strand Book Store)
LGBTQ comics event at Strand Books where I presented with Ramzi Fawaz, Phil Jimenez, & Jen Camper

Video: Queer Studies & LGBTQ Representation in Comics (Strand Book Store)

On March 22, 2017, I spoke alongside comics scholar Ramzi Fawaz and cartoonists Phil Jimenez and Jennifer Camper about queer studies and LGBTQ representation in comics. Each of us presented briefly about our research and work and fielded a number of questions from the lively audience. This video is available via the Strand Book Store’s YouTube channel.
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Video: Wimmen’s Comix (MoCCA Arts Fest 2016)
MoCCA Fest 2016

Video: Wimmen’s Comix (MoCCA Arts Fest 2016)

On April 3, 2016, at the annual MoCCA Arts Fest, I had the distinct pleasure of moderating a panel of artists who participated in Wimmen’s Comix (1972-1992), including Jennifer Camper, Phoebe Gloeckner, Diane Noomin, and Leslie Sternbergh. Each artist talked about their own work with the series, sharing strips and stories from across the two decades of the series’ existence. Read More

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