Thinking with Comics – A Workshop

Thinking with Comics, poster

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This event is open to members of the public as well as students. Participants must be over 18 years of age.

As a multimodal medium, comics offer unique opportunities to communicate ideas and experiences that can be difficult to capture through linear prose. Across genres - from journalism, graphic ethnography, fiction, nonfiction, and memoir - comics artists employ a variety of devices to play with concepts like space and time, memory, trauma, subjectivity, and the mind.

This workshop will introduce participants to a few of these devices and how to apply them to their own stories and ideas. Participants are encouraged to bring a topic - anything from a personal experience to an academic question - to explore through comics. No drawing or comics experience required!

The event will be held in person at the St Edmund Hall in Oxford. Spaces are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. While there are no current COVID-19 restrictions, there remains a risk of COVID-19 transmission. As such we encourage attendees to take steps to reduce COVID-19 risks, and be considerate towards others. This includes letting fresh air in when indoors; respecting those who choose to wear a face covering; and respecting other people’s space.

This talk is part of the Oxford Comics Network Summer Seminar Series 2022.

To book a place at this event, please use the EventBrite booking page.

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Follow the link to the Oxford Comics Network webpage.