POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA
MARCH 31 - APRIL 3, 1999
Comic Art & Comics Area
Panels for 1999
Area Chair: Amy Kiste Nyberg
Dept. of Communication
Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ 07079
COMIC ART & COMICS: SHAKESPEARE, MAUS AND MEDIA CRITICISMChair: Amy Nyberg, Dept. of Communication, Seton Hall Univ., South Orange, NJ 07079.
"Of Dreams and Storms and Upstart Crows: Shakespeare in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman." Julie Ratliff, 1298 Old Clyde Rd., E-7 Meadowlands, Clyde, NC 28721
"Comics, Tragics and the Meta-funnies: Genre Labels, Material Culture and Critics of Maus." William J. Savage Jr., Dept. of English, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL 60208.
"Television Commentary and Legend: Electronic Media in Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns." Thomas Alan Holmes, P.O. Box 70610, ETSU, Johnson City, TN 37614.
"In Defense of Comics: The Work of Harvey Zorbaugh." Amy Kiste Nyberg.
COMIC ART & COMICS: THEORIES OF WORDS AND IMAGESChair: Alex Wainer, P.O. Box 500, Milligan College, TN 37682.
"Weird Signs: The Parody of Comics." Ole Frahm, Kaiser Wilhelm Str. 73, 20 355 Hamburg, Germany.
"Dialectal and Crystalline Time: Staging the Temporal Double-Bind in Comics." Jens Balzer, Kaiser Wilhelm Str. 73, 20 355 Hamburg, Germany.
"The German Comics Debate in the ‘50s and ‘60s: Against Dirt and Rubbish, Pictorial Idiotism and Cultural Analphabetism." Goran Jovanovic, CHERSA, The Graduate Institute of International Studies, 132, rue de Lausanne, CH-1202 Geneva, Switzerland.
"From Ikons to Icons: Devotional and Secular Uses of the Image." Alex Wainer.
COMIC ART & COMICS: EVOLUTION OF THE SUPERHEROChair: Pete Coogan, Webster University, 7310 Weil Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119.
"The Dismantling Evolution of Heroes: Aquaman’s Amputation." Michael Chaney, 1800 William Kennerty Dr., #2J, Charleston, SC 29407.
"The Scarlet and the Green: Superior Predecessors and Suitable Potential in The Flash, Green Lantern and Green Arrow." John Buckley, 3932 Clarke St., Oakland, CA 94609.
"The Ages and Stages of the Superhero Genre." Pete Coogan.
COMIC ART & COMICS: MEN AT WORK, MEN AT WARChair: Frank Oglesbee, Speech Communication Dept., Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston, IL 61920.
"Dagwood and Dilbert: Emasculation in the White-Collar Workplace." Irene Lander, 1957 Rampart Lane, Lansdale, PA 19446.
"The Comic Strip Pogo and the Issue of Race." Eric Jarvis, Dept. of History, Kings College, London, Ontario, Canada. N6A 2M3.
"The Men Who Make the Guns: Comic Strips and Munitions Profiteers, 1924-1941." Durahn Taylor, P.O. Box 250370, Columbia University Station, New York, NY 10025.
"Eustace Tilley Laughs at War: New Yorker Cartoons from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay." Frank Oglesbee.
COMIC ART & COMICS: READERS, VIEWERS AND REPRESENTATIONChair: Stanford Carpenter, 609 Oxford #1, Houston, TX 77007.
"Reader Responses to Doug Murray’s The 'Nam." Annette Matton, "The Old Dairy," Efford House, Shobrooke, Crediton, Devon EX17 1BJ, England.
"Joe Sacco: Comics, Art, Evidence." Lisa Fischman, Associate Curator, UB Art Gallery, 201A Center for the Arts, Box 606000, Buffalo, NY 14260.
"The Image of Brazilian Culture and Society in Brazilian Comics." Waldomiro C.S. Vergueiro, Rua Jorge Tibirica, 266, Vila Mariana, Sao Paulo, SP - Brasil 04126-000.
"Anatomy of a Comic Book Image." Stanford Carpenter.
COMIC ART & COMICS: CARTOONS, COMIC BOOKS AND CULTURAL PRODUCTIONChair: Mark Rogers, Dept. of Communication, Walsh University, 2020 Easton St. NW, North Canton, OH 44720.
"Freakazoid and the Cartoon Network: Amblin’ Back to the Future." Mike Round, 16880 Oak Brush Loop, Peyton, CO 80831.
"Pop Intertextuality in the Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons." Michael Dunne, English Dept., Middle Tennessee State Univ., Murfreesboro, TN 37132.
"Local and Global Products: The Case of Viz Comics." Nadilson M. da Silva, Centre for Communication and Information Studies, Block J, Univ. of Westminster, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3TP, United Kingdom.
"Bats and Turtles and Hellspawn, Oh My: License Farming and the Future of American Comics." Mark Rogers.
COMIC ART & COMICS: TEXT, ART AND NARRATIVE IN COMICSChair: Randy Duncan, Communication and Theater Arts, Henderson State Univ., Box 7834, 1100 Henderson St., Arkadelphia, AR 71999.
"Types of Art/Story Relationships in Modern Comics." David Goldweber, 1798 Walnut St. #1, Berkeley, CA 94709.
"Invisible Order: Comics, Time and Narrative." Marc Singer, 4508 Fordham Lane #4, College Park, MD 20740.
"The Syntax of the Comics Page." Joseph Witek, Dept. of English, Stetson Univ., Campus Box 8300, DeLand, FL 32720.
"Constructing a Theory of Encapsulation." Randy Duncan.
COMIC ART & COMICS: AREA MEETINGChair: Amy Kiste Nyberg, Dept. of Communication, Seton Hall Univ., South Orange, NJ 07079.
The Comic Art & Comics Area will meet informally to discuss current issues and concerns in the field of comics scholarship and to conduct any business related to the national meeting. The third annual M. Thomas Inge Award for Comics Scholarship will be presented. Anyone interested in comics is invited to attend.
COMIC ART & COMICS: TRINA ROBBINS: "THE CHANGING IMAGE OF WOMEN IN COMICS"
The Comic Art & Comics Area invites all to attend this special presentation by Trina Robbins, a comics professional and author of several books about comics. Her lecture and slide presentation is: "From Kewpies to Bad Girls and Beyond: A Look at the Changing Image of Women in Comics." Robbins is the author of The Great Women Superheroes, A Century of Women Cartoonists, and Women and the Comics. Her latest book, a study of comics for girls titled From Girls to Grrrlz, will be published this spring. She has written for several well-known comic book titles, including Wonder Woman, is the winner of numerous awards, and serves on the board of directors of Friends of Lulu and the board of trustees of the SF Cartoon Art Museum.