Exploring comic books, gaming, and pop culture
After Watchmen: Interpreting and Misinterpreting a Superhero Comic
Wednesday, September 25, 9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m., Library Lounge (Building L)
Allen Moore’s epic graphic novel, The Watchmen, is often credited for transforming how we see superhero stories. The heroes we see at the movies, on Netflix, or in modern comics can be traced back to the Watchmen in the 1980s. In this talk, fine arts faculty member, Erik LaGattuta, explores the significance as well as the artistic storytelling behind The Watchmen.
So We’re Playing Video Games Today: The Importance of Teaching With All Literacies
Wednesday, September 25th, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Library Lounge (Building L)
Please join this panel of educators and school administrators from the Lit-X collective as they discuss the importance of teaching with all literacies including video games, comics, music, and film. And while this session will focus primarily on use in the middle school and secondary classroom, lesson planning ideas will span all grades.
Westworld: Robots, Entertainment, Power & Desire
Thursday, September 26th, 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m., Library Lounge (Building L)
Faculty members from different areas of study will discuss HBO’s hit show Westworld. They will consider this show as a commentary on our relationship with technology, the ways we engage in entertainment, and the power dynamics underlying modern life.
- Check out the 2018 Symposium! You can watch video from the talks at this year’s Symposium here.
- Ms. Marvel author G. Willow Wilson (first lecture), One Book, One College, April 10, 2019
- G. Willow Wilson author of Ms. Marvel (second lecture), One Book, One College, April 11, 2019