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Representation in Comics & Graphic Novels


John Jennings, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Sherine Hamdy and Coleman Nye explore the importance of expanding the representations of race, religion, gender and geographic region in comics and graphic novels on many levels, from the authors of the texts to the characters they create and the issues they choose to confront.


Panelists
Sherine Hamdy

Sherine Hamdy is co-author (with Coleman Nye) of "Lissa: A Story of Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution" (illustrated by Sarula Bao and Caroline Brewer), a work of ethno-fiction in comics form and the debut book of the University of Toronto Press' ethnoGRAPHIC series, for which she is now the Series Editor....

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John Jennings

John Jennings is a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riverside. His work centers around intersectional narratives regarding identity politics and popular media....

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Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is the writer and creator of the critically acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel, "La Borinqueña," which he self-published under his own studio, Somos Arte. Edgardo's debut as a writer for Marvel's anthology, "Guardians of the Galaxy: Tales of the Cosmos," has been received with critical acclaim similar to his initial work with Marvel as curator of two exhibitions Santerians: The Art of Joe Quesada and Marvelous Color....

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Coleman Nye

Coleman Nye is an assistant professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University. She is co-author (with Sherine Hamdy) of the ethno-graphic novel "Lissa: A Story of Friendship, Medical Promise, and Revolution....

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