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Beyond the Frame: Drawing Diversity and Expanding Comics Studies



Event Details

The Latin American Comics Archive (LACA) is a digital collection hosted at Carnegie Mellon University that aims to increase representation of Spanish-language comic strips and books in educational and academic circles.

This webinar will illustrate how a digital archive like LACA helps diversify the scope of the study of comics and involve more scholars interested in highlighting historically underrepresented identities and experiences.

To join us, register by Tuesday, Oct. 3. You will receive a Zoom login link in your confirmation email.

Questions? Contact: Lauren Vereb at lvereb@andrew.cmu.edu

About the Presenter

Felipe Gómez
Teaching Professor of Hispanic Studies, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Felipe Gómez is a teaching professor of Hispanic studies at Carnegie Mellon University and creator and curator of the Latin American Comics Archive (LACA). He earned a Ph.D. in Spanish language and literatures from the University of Michigan. His research focuses on 20th and 21st century Latin American cultural studies, analyzing countercultural expressions in literature, film, music and comics. Gómez has co-edited volumes and published widely on contemporary Latin American cultural production. His current project examines race, gender and sexuality in Spanish-language apocalyptic comics. Awards he has received include the Martin Schüwer Prize for Outstanding Comics Research and the "Best Formative Initiative Developed in 2018" from Hispanic Digital Humanities. He has also received a Carnegie Mellon Teaching Innovation Award and an Inclusive Teaching Fellowship.

Felipe Gómez 

About the Latin American Comics Archive

The Latin American Comics Archive, hosted by the Modern Language Resource Center at Carnegie Mellon, is a curated exhibit of comic strips and comic books created in Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico between the 1920s and the present. The exhibit does not intend to be comprehensive, but rather to highlight one or more examples of comics published during those decades by both commercial and independent publishers.

Carnegie Mellon University programs and events are open to all alumni, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status or genetic information.

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