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Speaking at Holy Cross College

NASIG (Indianapolis, IN, 11 June 2017) - The Secret Life of Comics: Socializing and Seriality

Recent Invited Talks 

Monstrous Women in Comics (Denton, TX, May 2017) Keynote Address - A Regressive Formula of Perversity: Fredric Wertham and the Monstrous Women of Comics

Cora Paul Bomar Community Matters Summit (Greensboro, NC, April 2017) - From Pariah to Powerhouse: Looking at Comics in Libraries

Frankfort (IL) Public Library (March 2017) - Wondrous Women in Comics

National Archives (Washington, DC, October 2016) - Comics Readers in the Collection

Cleveland Public Library / Kent State University (Cleveland, OH, September 2016) - A Celebration of 75 Years of Wonder Woman 

Penn State University College of Medicine (Hershey, PA, May 2016) - The Psychopathology of Comics Reading: The Troubled Legacy of Fredric Wertham's Public Health Campaign

Illinois State University (Normal, IL), Lois Lenski Annual Lecture in Children's Literature (March 2016) - "A Severe Case of Comics: Looking Back at a Problem that Wasn't" (Radio Preview on WGLT)

Harper College (Palatine, IL) Library (September 2015) - "Comics, Classrooms, and Censorship"

Urbana (IL) Free Library (August 2017) - Wondrous Women in Comics

San Diego Comic-Con / Comic Con International (July 2015)

"Lost (and Found) Comics Studies of the Past" (panel) - with Brad Ricca and Sean Howe

"Comic Book Readership Archive" (panel) - with John Walsh

"CBLDF: Why Are Diverse Comics Banned?" (panel) - with  Candice Mack, Erwin Magbanua, Carla Riemer, and Betsy Gomez 

"Spotlight on Craig Yoe" (panel) - with Craig Yoe, Jon Cooke, Ted Adams, Kelley Jones, Dean Yeagle, and David Scroggy 

The Secret History of Comics Readers talks at

Comic Book Mania Convention (Elgin, IL) (July 2015) 
Kids Read Comics Convention Pre-Conference (June 2015) 
With Brad Ricca (photo credit) at SDCC 2015
Central Michigan University ComiConference 3 (March 2015)

New York Comic Con (October 2014)

"Comics: What We've Lost, What's Ahead" - sponsored by the American Library Association's Graphic Novels Member Interest Group (MIG)

"Banned Horror Comics: Walking Back from the Dead" (panel) - with Craig Yoe, Mike Howlett, and others
Banned Books Week (September 2014) talks at

Brookline (Massachusetts) Public Library
Iowa City Public Library
University High School (Urbana, IL)
Urbana Free Library
San Jose State University ALA-SC

Wizard World (Chicago, August 2014)

Screening and Post-Film Discussion: "Diagram for Delinquents," The Story of Fredric Wertham and the Battle for the Soul of Comics - with Danny Fingeroth, Julian Darius, and George Hagenauer

The Secret History of Comics Censorship (solo talk)

Brookline Public Library

San Diego Comic Con / Comic Con International (July 2014)

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) - Using Graphic Novels in Education (panel) - w/ Betsy Gomez, Meryl Jaffe, Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm 

CBLDF - Dr. Wertham's War on Comics (solo talk!) 

Reading With Pictures - Getting the Most out of Graphic Novels in Your Classroom & Library (panel) - w/ Josh Elder, Jeff Barbanell, Katie Monnin, David Cutler, and others 

60 Years of Seduction: Right, Wrong, & Wertham (panel) - w/ Broadcast Thought doctors, Jeff Trexler, Robert Emmons, and Bradford Wright.  

CBLDF: Banned Comics (panel) - w/ Charles Brownstein, Gene Luen Yang,  and Jeff Smith.

Graphic Medicine 2014 (June 2014) Keynote Address - Private Reading, Public Health: Exploring Psychiatrist Fredric Wertham's Comics Legacy