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Friday, April 1 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Comics Arts Conference 1: Gender: Queer Spaces

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Schuyler Kerby (University of Central Florida) examines how "queer space" -- space in which marginalized people find themselves as they negotiate between dominant spaces -- underlies the narrative and page layout in Neil Gaiman's The Sandman. Courtney Schneider (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) examines the treatment of homosexuality to promote tolerance and acceptance as well as the current state of gay characters in serialized media and their impact on the topic of sexuality. Kane Anderson (UC Santa Barbara) guides us into the annual Hard Heroes party in Los Angeles and the Heroes & Villains party in San Diego to explore how these festivals featuring queer revelers costumed in the guises of their favorite superheroes and villains appropriate superhero iconography to challenge mainstream ideology.

Friday April 1, 2011 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 204/206

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