Wonder Woman Symposium

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Wonder Woman Symposium

September 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - September 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm UTC-4

Special Guests include:

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti: Creative team of Harley Quinn, Starfire and Harley Quinn and Power Girl

Peter Coogan: The director of the Institute for Comics Studies and author of Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre and co-editor of What is a Superhero?

Joan Ormrod and David Huxley: Editors of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics and editors of Superheroes and Identities

Trina Robbins: Founder of the Wimmen’s Comix Collective and author of The Great Women Superheroes, Wonder Woman, and Babes in Arms

Laura Siegel: Daughter of Jerry Siegel, co-creator of Superman. A former correspondent for CNN, she has won over 100 awards including 13 Emmys and 8 New York Festival Awards

Carol Tilley: Author of “Seducing the Innocent: Fredric Wertham and the Falsifications That Helped Condemn Comics” and a Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards Judge

Genevieve Valentine: Author of Catwoman, Xena: Warrior Princess and the novels The Girls at the Kingfisher Club and Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti

Please see website for full schedule and event locations: http://www.kent.edu/wonderwoman

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the comic book super heroine Wonder Woman in 2016, Kent State University and the Cleveland Public Library will partner to celebrate the intersections of public literacy, comics, and feminism in a jointly sponsored symposium. The 2016 Wonder Woman Symposium partners two powerful public institutions in Northeast Ohio, taking up the historical trends that have changed the world of comics, American popular culture, and feminism. Centering on the figure of Wonder Woman and her heirs, this symposium will feature plenary addresses by major creators in the industry and historians of the comics world, and workshops by comics creators on creating graphic narratives and comics. This forum seeks to highlight both regional and national talent. Our celebration of Wonder Woman’s anniversary pays respect to “herstory” while recognizing her perpetual relevance to our present day, and beyond.

Event Locations:
Cleveland Pubic Library, 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland OH 44114

Carol and John’s Comic Shop, 17462 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44111

This conference is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this conference do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Please contact the organizers at wonderwomansymposium@gmail.com


September 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
September 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm


Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States

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