University tutor and doctroral candidate Christy Blanch is launching a wicked, and FREE online course, Gender Through Comic Books. The course boasts that it will have a sick lineup of guest speakers such as Brian K. Vaughan, Mark Waid, Scott Snyder, Matt Fraction, Brian Bendis and Gail Simone, plus access to existing interviews with Bendis, Fraction, Jason Aaron, Dan Slott, Jonathan Hickman and more. If that wasn’t enough, you also get access to live interactive interviews with Vaughan, Snyder, Simone, Terry Moore, Steve Wacker, Sana Amanat and Waid.
Gender Through Comics: A Super MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) coming Spring 2013 that examines how comic books can be used to explore questions of gender identity, stereotypes, and roles. This highly engaging learning experience is designed for college-age and lifelong learners.
The course, led by Christina Blanch of Ball State University, uses a study of comic books incorporating highly interactive video lectures, online discussions between students, and real-time socially driven interviews. Interviews with the comic industry’s biggest names such as Terry Moore, Brian K Vaughan, Mark Waid, as well as others address questions of gender representations and constructions involving both men and women.
View a video teaser about Gender Through Comic Books