Comics and Cartoon Studies

Comics and Cartoon Studies takes a critical perspective on the art of comics, from editorial cartoons to comic books to graphic novels. Comics combine images with words in a unique way in order to communicate with and emotionally engage the viewer/reader, requiring analysis and experimentation with the interaction of both visual and linguistic systems of meaning.

See the Comic and Cartoon Studies website for faculty from other departments.

Tara Fickle

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  • Title: Assistant Professor, English Department
  • Phone: 541-346-3979
  • Office: 372 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: MW 1:30-3:00pm
  • Website: Website

Mat Johnson

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  • Title: Professor
  • Office: Alder building 207
  • Office Hours: Spring term: T 10:30-1:30

Heidi Kaufman

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Director, DH Minor
  • Phone: 541-346-3932
  • Office: 327 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: W 11-1

Kate Kelp-Stebbins

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3988
  • Office: 333 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: M 10:30-1:30

Brendan O'Kelly

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  • Title: Career Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-5935
  • Office: 206 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: Email for advising appointment

Paul Peppis

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Director, Oregon Humanities Center
  • Phone: 541-346-7017
  • Office: 154 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: Thursday 2:00-5:00 pm

Forest Pyle

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3928
  • Office: 270 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: MWF 2-3

Ben Saunders

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-0062
  • Office: 273 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: FRI 2pm-5pm

Elizabeth (Betsy) Wheeler

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3929
  • Office: 238 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: MW 1:00-2:30

Around the O features Professor Ben Saunders for his curation of the Marvel Universe

UO English Professor, Ben Saunders, is serving as Chief Curator for MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes, a Giant ...