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November 19, 2017

UO Comics Studies involved with Marvel’s Immersive Exhibit

bens-27j4nev-272x300Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, an immersive exhibit of over 300 comics-related items will open on April 21, 2018 at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture. The event will be a sponsored by Marvel, the Museum of Pop Culture and SC Exhibitions to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. UO Comics Studies Director, Ben Saunders is one of the event’s curators.

April 26, 2017

UO English on the History Channel April 30 & May 1

1 ben saundersThis weekend (April 30-May 1), the History Channel will be airing a two-part special on the history of the superhero called Superheroes Decoded, featuring UO English Professor Dr. Ben Saunders, the founder of the Comics and Cartoon Studies minor. Professor Saunders will appear in both episodes. (more…)

Jan 15, 2016, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Lecture: “Folio vs. Quarto: Conflicting Readings and the Critical Tradition”

Location: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Friday, January 15, 12 p.m.

Ben Saunders, professor of English at the University of Oregon, will present a lunchtime lecture.  Bring your lunch or purchase one from Marché Museum Café.

August 31, 2015

“Studying Comics from A(nt-Man) to Z(odiac)”: Professor Ben Saunders’ Origin Story

saundersweb The latest issue of the UO Alumni Association Newsletter features UO English Professor Ben Saunders who discusses his love of comics and the founding of the UO English Comics and Cartoon Studies minor, the first of its kind in the nation. (more…)

February 5, 2015

CAScade features UO English Comics Studies Minor

Comics-superhero-1018x556CAScade: Magazine of UO Arts and Sciences’ feature story, “Holy Scholarship: Revealing the secret identity of comics as a super field of study,” showcases the Comics and Cartoon Studies minor at the University of Oregon, the first such program in the nation. (more…)

Jun 26, 2014Sep 22, 2014

Spring 2014 Festivities

On June 4, UO English celebrated the end of the year, recognizing student and faculty accomplishments at a reception in the Knight Library Browsing Room. The celebration was inaugurated by the UO Poetry Slam Team, which treated the department to a performance by team co-captain, Alex Dang. (more…)

November 22, 2013

“Wonder Woman in Bondage”: Professor Ben Saunders talks superheroes with KNPR.

1 ben saundersProfessor Ben Saunders discusses Wonder Women and his Vegas Valley Comic Festival presentation, “Wonder Woman in Bondage: Gender, Power and the Amazon Superhero,” with KNPR. Hear about the wonderful and unorthodox intellectual life of, William Moulton Marston, the comic’s creator. (more…)

September 3, 2013

The Dark Knight vs The Dork Knight: Professor Ben Saunders explains the two sides of Batman to Radio National’s The List

In his second appearance on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National program The List, UO English Professor Ben Saunders, author of Do the Gods Wear Capes? Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes, discusses the controversy over casting Ben Affleck as The Caped Crusader in the upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel. (more…)

June 24, 2013

Ben Saunders Reviews Man of Steel

Ben Saunders, director of our Cartoons and Comic Studies Program, is regularly cited in the media about superheroes and other comics figures.  Recently he was interviewed by Australian National Radio about the new Man of Steel movie. Follow the link below to hear his review.

April 23, 2012

Desiring Donne

Author:  Ben Saunders

In Desiring Donne, published by Harvard University Press, Ben Saunders explores the critical problem of interpretive desire through the figure of John Donne and some of his most passionate readers.