In Conversation: John Jennings and Qiana Whitted

Friday, March 5 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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A (remote) conversation between John Jennings and Qiana Whitted, moderated by Natalie Belisle. 

A part of the 2021 Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture symposium, “(In)Visible Histories: Counterhistory, Race, and Visuality.”

JOHN JENNINGS is a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riverside. He is the co-adaptor of Octavia Butler’s Kindred and Parable of the Sower graphic novels; co-creator of I am Alfonso Jones; co-author of Out of Sequence: Underrepresented Voices in American Comics; and co-editor of The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Blackness in Comics and Sequential Art.

QIANA WHITTED is a Professor of English and African American Studies and the Director of African American Studies at the University of South Carolina. She is the author of EC Comics: Race, Shock, and Social Protest, the co-editor of Comics in the U.S. South, and the author of A God of Justice?: The Problem of Evil in Twentieth Century Black Literature

NATALIE BELISLE is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Her research falls at the intersection of critical Caribbean thought, postcolonial and decolonial studies, political philosophy, critical race theory, and gender studies.

 

Co-sponsors:

Departments of American Studies and Ethnicity, Anthropology, Art History, Comparative Literature, French and Italian,  Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Latin American and Iberian Cultures; the Annenberg School of Communications and the Roski School of Art and Design; the Levan Institute for the Humanities, Polymathic Study, and the Visual Studies Research Institute.

Image Credit: Art by Joe Orlando and Marie Severin for “Judgment Day!”

 

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