New Volume of “Works and Days” Published with Focus on Comics Studies

Posted on 1/19/2016 3:56:29 PM

This year's Works and Days volume, a publication of the Department of English edited by David Downing, was titled The Comics Studies Multiverse: Graphic Transformations in Education and Culture. It was guest edited by Gian Pagnucci and Composition and TESOL graduate Alex Romagnoli. Peter Faziani and Nick Katsiadas served as editorial assistants.

The essays in this volume address a wide range of ways that comic books and graphic novels influence contemporary thought and culture. The volume features 22 articles by 26 scholars, including many current and former IUP faculty and graduate students: Joshua Begley, John Branscum, Brian Burke, Wendy Carse, Jonathon Cooper, Brandon Galm, Oriana Gatta, Tanya Heflin, Forrest Helvie, Shana Kraynak, Chris Kuipers, John Marsden, Scott Moore, Edel Reilly, and Steven Schroeder. “”

On October 22, 2015, the English Department held a reception to celebrate the release of this publication. It was attended by, among many others—including a good number of the contributors—President Mike Driscoll, Dean Yaw Asamoah, and Associate Dean Dot Gracey.