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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…)

Apr 17, 2017, 4:00 pm

Lecture: Michael Tisserand

“Birth of the Krazy: The Early Days of KrazyCatLectureGeorge Herriman and Krazy Kat
Monday April 17 at 4:00 PM in 123 Pacific Hall.

Please join us for a fascinating look at the intersections of race, popular culture, and the publishing industry in the first half of the twentieth century. (more…)

February 29, 2016

Daily Emerald features Unbound and Art Ducko

(Cole Elsasser/Emerald)

The Daily Emerald features Unbound and Art Ducko in its weekend cover story, “Five places to submit your creative work on campus.”

Pick up your copy in 118 PLC. (more…)

Nov 12, 2015, 4:00 pm

Talk: Nick Sousanis

sousanis-against-the-flow-final-smallNick Sousanis (University of Calgary) of will be leading a free community conversation on Comic Studies, “Experiments in Visual Thinking and Knowledge Construction: a Q&A with Nick Soutanes,” on Thursday, November 12, from 4:00 pm to 5:20 pm in Room 145 Straub Hall. (more…)

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…)

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…)