Graphic Encounters has been nominated for the 2015 Teaching Literature Book Award, a prize for outstanding scholarship on teaching literature at the college level. The nationally juried award is conferred every other year by the faculty in the Ph.D. program in English and the Teaching of English at Idaho State University. The jurors for this year’s award are the following individuals:
Tanya Agathocleous (Hunter College, CUNY), editor of Teaching Literature: A Companion;
Jennifer Holberg (Calvin College), founding editor of the journal Pedagogy; and
Steven Lynn (University of South Carolina), author of Literature: Reading and Writing with Critical Strategies and Texts and Contexts.
My name is Dr. Dale Jacobs and I teach Composition and Rhetoric at the University of Windsor. One of my teaching and research interests is the connection between comics and the multiple literacies we use to read them. This blog exists to talk about comics (and the comics form in general), what comics are used for, how we read them, and why/how they are useful in education.