Monday, November 2, 2009

Speakers Series presents Drawing Attention: Comics as a Means of Approaching U.S. Cultural Diversity

WHAT: University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series presents Drawing Attention: Comics as a Means of Approaching U.S. Cultural Diversity. The presentation features Dr. Derek Royal, Associate Professor of English in the Department of Literature and Languages at Texas A&M University – Commerce.

WHEN: Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Brookens Auditorium on the lower level of Brookens Library at UIS
(The event will be available via live webcast and video on demand at http://www.uis.edu/technology/uislive.html)

DETAILS: Dr. Royal proposes that graphic narratives—e.g., comic books, comic strips, and graphic novels—highlight many of the issues surrounding race and ethnicity, a significant determinant of America’s contemporary cultural landscape. He will also explain how comics can be an indispensible medium when negotiating ethno-racial differences.
http://faculty.tamu-commerce.edu/droyal/

For more information and a list of other speakers series events visit http://illinois.edu/goto/speakerseries or contact Kimberly Craig at 217/206-6245 or craig.kimberly@uis.edu.

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