For two weeks, we will do very little but make awesome comics. Some giggling.
Our basic daily structure will allow for morning lectures for the first few days, as well as resources training. Thereafter, daily assignments will be critiqued in morning sessions with a host of comics-creating luminaries from around the area. Afternoons* will be devoted exclusively to comics creation, whether brainstorming, drawing, or printing.
Adventure scholars are required to complete the below readings (or listenings) in advance of June 4; those readings without online links will be sent from our offices before programming begins. In addition to the below readings, individuals will be assigned works of theory, history, or fiction to interpret as part of our programming. These readings will also be supplied on an individual basis.
Please stay tuned as our syllabus is finalized. Distance learners are welcome.
“Copyright’s Wrong Turn.” On the Media. April 9, 2010. Audio.
Ahmed, Sara. “Feminist Killjoys (And Other Willful Subjects).” Scholar & Feminist Online. Barnard Center for Research on Women: Summer, 2010.
Bartow, Ann. “Fair Use and the Fairer Sex: Gender, Feminism, and Copyright Law.” Journal of Gender, Social Policy, and the Law. Volume 14:3.
Bly, Nellie. “Introduction.” Ten Days in a Madhouse. Norman L. Munro, New York: 1887.
Bouie, Jamelle. “The Other Glass Ceiling.” The American Prospect. March 14, 2010.
Dorfman, Ariel, and Armand Mattelart. “From The Noble Savage To The Third World.” How To Read Donald Duck. (Excerpt available.)
Freire, Paolo. “Chapter One.” Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Continuum, New York: 1988. (Excerpt available.)
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. Herland.
Lorde, Audrey. “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action.” Sinister Wisdom vol. 6 (1978) and The Cancer Journals (San Francisco, Calif.: Spinsters, Ink, 1980). (Excerpt available)
McIntosh, Peggy. “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” Peace and Freedom, July/August 1989.
Solnit, Rebecca. “Men Explain Things to Me.” TomDispatch.com, April 13, 2008.
Wojnarovich, David. “Being Queer in America: A Journal of Disintegration.” Close to the Knives. (Excerpt available.)
* “Afternoon,” for the purposes of this course, shall be understood to refer to that period of time running from 12:01 p.m. and ending at 11:59 p.m.