VSRI: Scrapbooks and Army Surplus: C. Tyler's You'll Never Know

Monday, February 5, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC), 232
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Henry Jenkins, Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Art and Education, USC

Throughout this talk, Henry Jenkins will discuss C. Tyler’s graphic novel, which captures her father’s memories as a WWII veteran, as a project in what Annette Kuhn has called “memory work,” a process of analysis by which conflicted family relationships and painful memories are recovered through close engagement with old photographs and artifacts. In particular, he examines scrapbooking and comics-making as part of a larger tradition of women’s creative expression within the domestic sphere. This talk draws on a chapter from Jenkins’s recently completed book, Comics and Stuff. His other books include Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, and By Any Media Necessary: The New Youth Activism.

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