Comic Book Studies 101
The Artist in American History presents a series of lectures and documentaries which explore how comic books have reflected and informed the societies that made them. Comic books are not always seen as the most obvious candidate for academic study or attention, but in this series I hope to give you some insight into their value. The lectures, documentaries, and interviews will examine how gender, race, class, and collective ideologies have been explored in a range of different titles, from Captain America and Superman to V for Vendetta and Frank Miller’s Holy Terror. You can download the individual lectures from the links below. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast feed in iTunes to make sure you download every new episode in the series.
Download the Lectures (Right Click and Save a link to download a lecture)
Download the Lectures from iTunes
Race and Classic Comic Books – A Short Documentary Film