The Unbearable Blind Spots of Comics Scholarship, by Dr Brenna Clarke Gray (Douglas College, Canada).
In this commentary Dr Clarke Gray argues that comics scholarship has a problem with representation that could be addressed if it paid greater attention to whose voices are amplified and when. This commentary is a call to attend to diversity in our discipline and for an end to the all-white, all-male comics conference, without resorting to “tokenism” as the solution.
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Keywords: comics scholarship, conferences, marginalized scholars, patriarchy, white supremacy
How to Cite: Gray, B.C., (2016). The Unbearable Blind Spots of Comics Scholarship. The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship. 6, p.11. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/cg.86
Published: 30 August 2016
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