Programme of Presentations


Friday, February 7th
Sheraton Hotel, SW 13th St

9:00 am : Turim, Nygren, Boggs
10:00 am : Gordon, Hatfield, Wenthe
11:00 am : Coffee Break
11:15 am : Merino, Razee, LeShure, LaFrance
12:30 am : Lunch Break
1:15 pm : Steiling, Seymour, Joseph, Meredith
2:30 pm : Kartalopoulos, Cates, Kuhlman,
3:30 pm : Afternoon Break
3:45 pm : Taylor, Houp, Fenty, Clevinger
5:00 pm : Waluconis, Rifas, Escudero-Shafer
6:00 pm : Lombardo, Hill, Fischer, Creekmur
7:00 pm : Dinner Break
8:30 pm : Arcade Comix, a question and answer session with Spiegelman and Griffith


Saturday, February 8th
Keane Faculty Center, Dauer Hall UF Campus

9:00 am : Kim Dietch
10:15 am : Coffee Break
10:30 am : Art Spiegelman
12:00 am : Bill Griffith
1:15 pm : Lunch Break
2:30 pm : Hatfield, Witek, Kannenberg: Comix with an X
3:30 pm : Diane Noomin
4:45 pm : Afternoon Break
5:00 pm : Robert Williams
7:00 pm : Conference Closing Reception


With the exception of lunches and dinners for the Conference participants, all events are FREE and OPEN to the public.

Schedule with Presentation Titles


Friday, February 7th
Sheraton Hotel, SW 13th St


9:00 am :
Turim: "I Don't Want to Die an Idiot': Desire, Sex, Revolution, and Male Self-examination in Wolinski's Mai 68 Comic Commentaries
Nygren: Impossible Sexualities: Atrocity, Abjection and the Limits of Representation in 'Underground' Manga
Boggs: Escape to or from the Underground?: A European Eye on the Promise and Perils of "der Comicuntergrund"

10:00 am :
Gordon: Jewish Fathers and Sons in Spiegelman's Maus and Roth's Patrimony
Hatfield: The Presence of the Artist: Kim Deitch's Comix vis-ŕ-vis the Animated Cartoon
Wenthe : "It's only lines on paper, folks!": Self-referentiality as method and subject in the work of R. Crumb

11:00 am : Coffee Break

11:15 am :
Merino: Eve versus Lilith, Underground versus Alternative: The representation of Women through the male eye, from Fear to Love.
Razee & LeSure: Honkytonk Sue: Life after the Undergrounds Ain't All Bisquits and Gravy
LaFrance: Surface Desires Surface for LTR: Formations of Identity, Belonging, and Desire in Julie Doucet's Long Time Relationship

12:30 am : Lunch Break

1:15 pm :
Steiling: Stoned, Tripping and Blotto: Icons of Altered Consciousness in the Underground Comics
Seymour: Honesty in the Underground: Then and Now
Joseph: The Economics of the Underground: The Publishing and Distribution of Alternatives from the 70s to Today.
Meredith: Cliff Steele's Coat: the Genre Comic and its Outcasts

2:30 pm :
Kartalopoulos: Systems of Styles: Multiple Representations in Maus and Other Works
Cates:"Truth Effects" in Jack Jackson's and Rick Geary's Nineteenth Centuries
Kuhlman: The Poetics of the Page: City of Glass, the graphic novel

3:30 pm : Afternoon Break

4:00 pm :
Taylor, Houp, Fenty, Clevinger: Webcomics and the Underground

5:00 pm :
Waluconis, Rifas, Escudero-Shafer: What do Underground Comix talk about when they talk about race?

6:00 pm :
Lombardo: Demonic gazettes: Italian graffiti from the 1848 revolution
Hill: Down Under Ground: Emotional and Oppositional Outpourings from Sydney's Subculture in the Comics of Glenn Smith
Fischer: "So Demanding of ‘Purity'?": Verbal-Visual Combinations and Text Types in Justin Green's Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary
Creekmur:The Underground Negro: Race and Racism in Comix