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Sunday, July 12 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Comics Arts Conference #15: Comics at the Crossroads: Culture, Identity, and Narrative Technologies in the EthnoSurreal

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Comics are inherently surreal, juxtaposing images, text, and word and thought balloons to create layered stories consisting of a multiplicity of perspectives and states of being. EthnoSurrealism focuses on culture (cultural notions, cultural practices, and cultural theories) to explore those moments where culturally bound interpretations of images and story converge at the crossroads of everyday life. It seeks to make these images, stories, and their making co-present. EthnoSurrealism embraces the tenants of surrealism while examining them through a cultural lens. Stanford W. Carpenter (Institute for Comics Studies), John Jennings (University at Buffalo), and Jeremy Love (Bayou) will examine the cultural artifacts, imaginaries, and stories that intersect at the crossroads of everyday life and how the notion of the crossroads is itself infused throughout the New World Black Culture. Adilifu Nama (Loyola Marymount) moderates.

Sunday July 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 26AB

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