Hillary Chute Keynotes Comics Workshop / UConn Graphic Narrative Initiative Co-directed by Cathy Schlund-Vials

Comic-workshop-FINAL FLYER On Friday, March 24 at 7PM, the interdisciplinary workshop “Re-Reading, Re-Thinking, and Re-Seeing Comics: Language, Cognition, and Culture,” which builds on the discussions facilitated by the UConn Graphic Narrative Initiative (UGNI) co-directed by Cathy Schlund-Vials and Harry van der Hulst (Professor of Linguistics) will open with a Keynote Address by Hillary Chute entitled “Time, Space, and Reading the Visual in the Graphic Novel” and an Opening Reception hosted by the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (Homer Babbidge Library, Room 4-153).


Biographies of Visiting Speakers

Since spring 2015, Professors van der Hulst and Schlund-Vials (Professor of English and Asian/Asian American Studies) have guided a reading group focused on graphic narratives. This group has maintained a steady meeting schedule and its mission has grown considerably over the past year to encompass shared readings, invited speakers, ‘field trips’ (e.g. Dodd center visit), a SHARE project, curricular planning, collaborative ‘pilot’ research, and a possible edited volume.