Banned Book Club: A Conversation with Ryan Estrada

Join the U-C Comics Colloquium for a conversation with Ryan Estrada, co-author with Kim Hyun Sook of Banned Book Club. Set in 1980s South Korea, Banned Book Club tells a story of a group of students who resist an authoritarian regime with a secret club for reading banned books.

Cover of Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook and Ryan Estrada

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Monstrous Women in Comics: A Conversation with Samantha Langsdale

The U-C Comics Colloquium, The University of Illinois Library, and the Humanities Research Institute invite you to

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Monstrous Women In Comics:
A Conversation with

Dr. Samantha Langsdale

February 18, 2021
7:30 p.m. Central

Samantha Langsdale is a Research Fellow with the Department of Rhetoric and the Program for Critical Theory at the University of California Berkeley. Monstrous Women in Comics (2020, University Press of Mississippi), co-edited with Elizabeth Rae Coody, explores the coding of woman as monstrous and how the monster as dangerously evocative of women/femininity/the female is exacerbated by the intersection of gender with sexuality, race, nationality, and disability. To analyze monstrous women is not only to examine comics, but also to witness how those constructions correspond to women’s real material experiences.

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