Understanding Intercultural Graphic Autobiography: Recent Works and Perspectives

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Monday, October 7, 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm

2645 Generations Drive Wildwood, MO 63040-1168

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STLCC-Wildwood invites you to join us for an engaging presentation featuring Andrew J. Kunka, professor of English and Division Chair at the University of South Carolina Sumter. 

About the Presentation:

Miriam Katin’s graphic memoirs We Are on Our Own and Letting It Go work together to tell the story of Katin’s childhood experience as a Holocaust survivor and the continued trauma that carried into her later adulthood. As such, the two work together to demonstrate some of the unique features and potential of the comics medium for autobiographical stories. They offer readers a way to see how the visual and verbal elements of comics—such as color, style, lettering, page layouts, panel borders, and even the choice of drawing tools—contribute to autobiographical storytelling.

About the Presenter:
Andrew J. Kunka is the author of “Autobiographical Comics” from the Bloomsbury Comics Studies Series. In addition to writing about graphic autobiography, he has also published on Will Eisner, Kyle Baker, Jack Katz, Miriam Katin, Dell comics, comics noir, and race and comics. He also serves as Book Review Editor for “Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society.” He is currently working on a book on Howard Cruse, which is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press.

This presentation is sponsored by Maritz. For questions, please contact Daniel F. Yezbick, Ph.D., professor of English at STLCC-Wildwood, at dyezbick@stlcc.edu

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