Open-Access Digitized Grassroots Media

Open-Access Digitized Grassroots Media

In Spring 2021, I’ll be teaching my Graphic Archives graduate seminar in the Department of English at the University of Florida where we research the visual culture of American progressive grassroots media (1960s-1990s), focusing in on feminist and LGBTQ periodicals. We will examining cover graphics, comics, drawings, photographs, advertisements, typography, layout, and other elements of the periodicals’ visual aesthetics.

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Resource: Ten Reasons to Study Comics at UF & in Gainesville

Resource: Ten Reasons to Study Comics at UF & in Gainesville

The University of Florida is known for being the first institution in the US to offer comics studies as a course of study, and it continues to be one of the premier places to study comics. The late Dr. Donald Ault was responsible for developing UF as an important hub of comics studies, but many faculty and students have further built that tradition in the decades since. The following list gives you a sense of the many and varied opportunities for engaging comics that move beyond the department and the university.
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Article: Servants to What Cause:  Illustrating Queer Movement Culture through Grassroots Periodicals

Article: Servants to What Cause: Illustrating Queer Movement Culture through Grassroots Periodicals

My essay, “Servants to What Cause: Illustrating Queer Movement Culture through Grassroots Periodicals,” has been published in the collection, The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In (University Press of Mississippi, 2020). The University Press of Mississippi chose this chapter as the free excerpt to represent the book, so you can enjoy my chapter through the free PDF on the UPM website!
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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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