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Saturday, July 23 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Comics Arts Conference #10: Queering Comics

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Johnathan Flowers (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) uses the work of Sara Ahmed to analyze Bitch Planet's "non-compliance" as the phenomenological experience of being against the established order, using examples from the comic and the larger cultural movement to articulate non-compliance as an act of resistance. Ayanna Dozier (McGill University) examines how Bitch Planet's use of subversive humor, sartorial advertisements, and essay writing serve as a feminist disruption of the comic book canon, as a demonstration of the parodic that is only successful because of De Connick's thoughtful and careful interrogation of how gender affects bodies that exist on the intersection of race and class. Ajani Brown (San Diego State University) traces the history of Jill Trent, Science Sleuth, from the Golden Age to her recent reboot by Super Dames Comics, discussing the feminist commentary in select 1940s issues, the futurist aspect of the series, and the 2015 change in racial identity.

Saturday July 23, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT
Room 26AB