When Dr. Riddle asked me to take the lead on putting together the inaugural group of speakers for the Marilyn K. Cory Speakers Series for the 2013-2014 year, I was thrilled. Then freaked out. Then back to thrilled. I asked for input from faculty members and students. I buttonholed people in the hallways and asked them again. Lindsey Vesperry (a graduate student in the department) and I sent roughly 958 emails to potential speakers, to authors’ agents, and to each other trying to figure out what might work.
Well, we figured something out, and I’m really excited to tell you about it. This year’s series is organized around Graphic Narratives and Comic Books, and we’re bringing in speakers from all over the place to talk about them.