Literature Program

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

University at Buffalo Humanities Institute and Hallwalls present

John Jennings

Scholars at Hallwalls: An Ethno-Gothic Graphic Narrative of the Great Migration

John JenningsJohn Jennings is an accomplished designer, curator, illustrator, cartoonist, and award-winning graphic novelist. His work overlaps into various disciplines including American Studies, African American Studies, Design History, Media Studies, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, and Literature. His research and teaching focus on the analysis, explication, and disruption of African American stereotypes in popular visual media. His research is concerned with the topics of representation and authenticity, visual culture, visual literacy, social justice, and design pedagogy. Jennings is co-author of the award winning graphic novel The Hole: Consumer Culture and Black Comix: African American Independent Comics Art + Culture.