LATINX POP CULTURE

Today, we’re living minute by minute a remarkable historical period in terms of pop cultural production—and its study. This site serves as a hub for the wide circulation of pop cultural phenomena that energizes my teaching and publishing on TV, webisodes, film, comic books, video games, music, food, tattoo and poster art, Tweet fiction, and much more.

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Planetary Republic Of Comics

A space for all things critical and creative about comics showcasing the variety and vitality of the presence and significant influence of comics in the shaping of culture, history, politics and society.

Browse characters, comics, creators or read more about The Republic here.

Narrative Encounters – Cognition and Chicanx Culture: An Interview with Frederick Luis Aldama—by Mario Grill
Left: Mario Grill; Right: Frederick Luis Aldama Frederick Luis Aldama is a cognitive cultural studies scholar and one of the leading figures in Latinx Studies. His work is therefore of central importance to our research at the Narrative Encounters Project.  As Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor, he teaches Latinx literature, comics, film, and pop culture at The Ohio State University. He is also an affiliate faculty of the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging ...
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Comicosity—Comics and the FILM PHOTONOVEL: One-on-One with Jan Baetens
In Jan Baetens’ creative work as a poet, novelist, and scholar, we see an ongoing interest in image-text forms and content. This takes shape in his scholarly focus that has systematically analyzed all variety of image-text narrative form, especially those that move across genre and form like and that have traditionally been relegated to the canonical margins. Jan Baetens is professor of cultural studies at the University of Leuven in Belgium. Following his debut as ...
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