Ohio State professor Frederick Aldama, co-creator and director of SOL-CON. Debbie Holmes / WOSU The growing racial diversity of Columbus inspired an Ohio State University English professor to create an exposition for black and brown comic artists and animators. Now in its fifth year, “SÕL-CON: The Brown and Black Comix Expo” brings together students, [...]
In Jan Baetens’ creative work as a poet, novelist, and scholar, we see an ongoing interest in image-text forms and content. This takes shape in his scholarly focus that has systematically analyzed all variety of image-text narrative form, especially those that move across genre and form like and that have traditionally been relegated to [...]
Professor Latinx talks with Dr. Abate about her journey to comics studies, how she sees her work intervening intellectually, creatively, politically in the academy and the world, what she likes to teach, and her new book, Funny Girls, among many other topics.
Associate Professor of English at Howard University, Marc Singer has blazed new paths in comics studies with his many articles, books, and editorships. With a nascent scholarly interest in comics growing already as a teen with Watchmen and Dark Knight Returns, and after pursuing a PhD in literary studies at the University of Maryland, [...]
Mario Grill, a member of the Department of English at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria), interviews Dr. Frederick Aldama.
“Graphic Reclamations: Barajas and Gonzo’s Tata Rambo as Co-Creative Journey that Sets the Historical Record Straight” Guest Post By: Frederick Luis Aldama, aka Professor LatinX Just the other day my kid asked: “how can the filmmaker of Hidden Figures have known the story of these three important African American women mathematicians and scientists if [...]
Interview with Jonathan Culler conducted by Frederick Luis Aldama Jonathan Culler stands today as one of the most influential scholars of literature – and historian scholars of literary theory. The following interview provides only the snapshot of Culler’s significant presence and influence through his decades of scholarship and teaching in university classrooms. As we [...]
Ohio State Professor Frederick Luis Aldama is enriching views of arts and culture one incredible lecture at a time. Ohio State faculty member Frederick Luis Aldama talks to his students about the need for more diversity in comics. Frederick Luis Aldama has been teaching undergraduates since his arrival at Ohio State in 2005. He [...]
OSU Dept. of English – Comics and Columbus: In the Heart of the Heart of the Heartland—By Avery Samuels
Comics and Columbus: In the Heart of the Heart of the Heartland By Avery Samuels Ohio—from its icy lakeshores in the North to its rolling viridian hills in the South—is an undeniably liminal space. The state spent much of its youth as the edge of the western frontier, then evolved into a political swing-state. [...]
Frederick Aldama is an Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor at Ohio State University where he is the founder and director of LASER, the Latino and Latin American Space for Enrichment Research, and the founder and co-director of Humanities and Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute at The Ohio State University. Since receiving his doctorate [...]