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Friday, 07 January

386. Graphic Aging

5:15–6:30 p.m., 407, LA Convention Center

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Age Studies and the Discussion Group on Comics and Graphic Narratives

Presiding: Charles Hatfield, California State Univ., Northridge

1. “‘Old Father, Old Artificer’: Time, Memory, and Aging in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home,” Michelle Ann Abate, Hollins Univ.

2. “Comics and the Problem of the Bildungsroman: Charles Burns’s Black Hole,” Christopher Pizzino, Univ. of Georgia

3. “Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth: Father as Fallen Superhero,” John David Schwetman, Univ. of Minnesota, Duluth

Respondent: Leni Marshall, Univ. of Wisconsin, Menomonie

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