Comics Studies at UF!

A large and growing group of students and professors are studying and teaching comics at the University of Florida, and these pages link to some of our resources. In addition to the information on these pages, UF currently hosts an annual conference on comics and the ImageTexT journal, as well as the Comix-Scholars list-serve.

All of these resources are provided to encourage comics scholarship and to share resources with those already studying comics.

The 12th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Comics Read but Seldom Seen: Diversity and Representation in Comics and Related Media," will be held on April 10th-12th, 2015. For more on our 2015 Conference, see our 2015 Conference page.

Events

Graduate Comics Organization: The next GCO meeting will be held Friday September 26 at 5pm in Turlington 4344.

Comics Reading Group: It's not too late to join! The next Comics Reading Group meeting will be September 26 at 4pm (before the regular GCO meeting) in Turlington 4344. We'll talk about Allie Brosh's webcomic Hyperbole and a Half (http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/). We'll focus our discussion on the comics listed in the "Best Of" sidebar on the right of the Hyperbole and a Half home page, but feel free to read more than just these comics. (And if you have the book, feel free to bring that, as well!)

This year's first GCO meeting washeld Wednesday September 10 at 5pm in Turlington 4344. After that was held the first Comings Reading Group Meeting of the semester. The comic was Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.

The 12th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Comics Read but Seldom Seen," will be held on April 10th-12th, 2015

The 11th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Traumics: Comics Narratives of Trauma," was held on 4th-6th, 2014.

The 10th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "A Comic of Her Own," was held on March 15-17, 2013.

The 9th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Monsters in the Margins," was held on April 13-15, 2012.

The 8th Annual UF Comics Conference, "ImageNext: Visions Past and Future," was held on March 26-27, 2010.