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Latinx Spaces: Robert Rodriguez’s Fever-Dream: ‘Alita’ and the Building of Latinx Sci-Fi Worlds—by Frederick Luis Aldama

Robert Rodriguez’s Fever-Dream: 'Alita' and the Building of Latinx Sci-Fi Worlds Courtesy 20th Century Fox By Frederick Luis Aldama Most sci-fi films focus time and attention to building new worlds for us to experience. From Georges Méliès 1902 Trip to the Moon through Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel today, filmmakers have used their cinematographic [...]

Latinx Spaces: Crucial Storytelling—by Christopher C. Hernandez

Crucial Storytelling: ‘Tales from La Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology’ By Christopher C. Hernandez, Comicosity “The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary.” — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1982 Nobel Lecture Gabriel Garcia Marquez recognized the importance of Latin [...]

An Interview with Jonathan Culler—Literary Studies Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow

Interview with Jonathan Culler conducted by Frederick Luis Aldama Jonathan Culler stands today as one of the most influential scholars of literature – and historian scholars of literary theory. The following interview provides only the snapshot of Culler’s significant presence and influence through his decades of scholarship and teaching in university classrooms. As we [...]

Laughter Matters

Work and school schedules. Deadlines. Spirit crumbling tragic daily headlines. All this and more tends to derail me from the vital stuff of life: play, smiles, and laughter. While teaching my final class at OSU on Māori (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) film director Taika David Waititi’s bold and risky use of humor to launch Thor: Ragnarok, [...]

Comicosity—Cómix Latinx: Frederick Aldama – Comics in the Classroom

This guest post is written by Ohio State University Professor Frederick Luis Aldama. Professor Aldama, also known as Professor LatinX, has written a number of books on comics and media in our current culture, including the Eisner Awarding winning Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics and his forthcoming comic collection Graphic Migration. You can learn [...]

Exhibit at the Ohio State University—Tales from la Vida: Latinx Comics

Professor Frederick Aldama and his Latinx Pop Culture class take us on a journey into his co-curated exhibit, Tales from La Vida: Latinx Comics, at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at the Ohio State University main campus. Art is a powerful connecting force—a force for enacting change in both minds and [...]