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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Article: ‘The Lesbian Norman Rockwell’: Alison Bechdel & Queer Grassroots Networks
American Literature 90.2, "Queer about Comics"

Article: ‘The Lesbian Norman Rockwell’: Alison Bechdel & Queer Grassroots Networks

My essay, “‘The Lesbian Norman Rockwell’: Alison Bechdel & Queer Grassroots Networks,” has been published in the “Queer about Comics” issue of American Literature 90.2 (2018). It was awarded the 2017 Crompton-Noll Essay Prize of the GLQ Caucus of the MLA, was named runner-up in the Norman Foerster Prize contest for best essay published annually in American Literature, and received an honorable mention from the Research Society for American Periodicals for their 2018-19 Article Prize. Additionally, the whole issue of the journal also won best special issue of the year from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.
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