Next week: on to Gainesville, Florida, for “A Comic of Her Own,” a feminist conference at the University of Florida. Here’s how the website describes it:
This conference hopes to foster the scholarly exploration of intersections between women’s writing in comics, women represented in comics, and the women who read them. To accommodate this goal, the conference will feature a mixture of formats: keynote lectures, workshops and Q & A sessions with guest artists, a round table discussion, and traditional academic conference presentations. Guest speakers: Jeffrey A. Brown, Leela Corman, Megan Kelso, Trina Robbins.
Finally, I’ll be home for two days before flying off to Lucerne, Switzerland, for Fumetto 2013, which promises to be a fascinating comics convention at which I seem to be the only American! I’m there for the part of the convention called “Robert Crumb and the Underground,” and I’ll be speaking on March 23rd at noon. The convention goes on forever, from March 16 to March 24, so I’ll only be there for part of it. The English language website is http://www.fumetto.ch/, and I’ll tell you all about it when I get back.
Then: home, and lots of sleep!