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The state of comics studies

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Thought Balloonists discusses the current climate in the world of comics studies. This is a really thorough article, and has some really well-informed comments.

I’m a fan myself, and expect always to be one. But academics have professional needs and priorities that are peculiar to the profession, and it’s my belief that comics studies in the academy must grapple more deliberately with those needs and priorities. Frankly, I think we’re going to have separate out our fandom connections from what we need and what we hope to accomplish as academics.

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Written by The Department of Illustration

September 14, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Posted in Articles, Comics, Theory

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