- Lecture: "Race and Coming of Age Superhero Comics, TV & Film"
- Lecturer: Frederick Aldama, Distinguished University Professor and Director of LASER
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Please join Project Narrative on April 9 at 3:00pm EST for a Core Faculty Lecture by Dr. Frederick Aldama, as well as a celebration of Professor Aldama's work, achievements and contributions to Project Narrative. The talk is titled "Race and Coming of Age Superhero Comics, TV & Film," and it offers a sneak-peak into Aldama’s forthcoming Race and Coming of Age Superhero Comics, TV, & Film—a book that focuses on different types of worldbuilding as shaped by and through a series of coming of age characters of color. Aldama unpacks how a series of bildung comic books create differently inflected ethnoracial pauses that wake reader-minds to the dazzlingly dynamic kinesis of consciousness of a panoply of teen protagonists of color.
About Frederick Aldama
Professor Frederick Luis Aldama is a Distinguished University Professor, Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor of English, University Distinguished Scholar and Alumni Distinguished Teacher at The Ohio State University. He is the 2019 recipient of the Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring and the Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award. He is the award-winning author, co-author and editor of 40 books. In 2018, Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics won the International Latino Book Award and the Eisner Award for Best Scholarly Work. He is editor and co-editor of eight academic press book series as well as editor of Latinographix, a trade-press series that publishes Latinx graphic fiction and nonfiction. He is creator of the first documentary on the history of Latinx superheroes in comics (Amazon Prime) and co-founder and director of SÕL-CON: Brown & Black Comix Expo. He is founder and director of the Obama White House award-winning LASER: Latinx Space for Enrichment & Research, as well as founder and co-director of the Humanities & Cognitive Sciences High School Summer Institute. He has a joint appointment in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese as well as faculty affiliation in the Department of Film Studies and the Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences. His children's book, The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie, was published in June 2020. He is currently working on an animation adaptation of The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie; his graphic novel, Labyrinths Borne; documentary films on Latinx comics and Latinx TV; two books on Latinx TV and two books on global comics; and curating nine different book series, including the trade press Latinographix with OSU Press.