Comics, Activism and Gender

Date and time: 

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 13:30 to 17:30


Symposium @ BxNU, Baltic 39

An afternoon of conversation about comics, activism and gender with makers, publishers and scholars

Comics are being employed to address a wide range of subjects, such as ecological issues, the treatment of refugees, and  gender and ethnic identity. This event explores the growing diversity of those involved with comics in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, and their equally diverse work, whether creating, publishing, editing or analysing the medium.  The afternoon discussions will address ongoing debates and issues around creating comics in physical or digital form.

Speakers:  Corinne Pearlman (Myriad Editions), Kate CharlesworthSara Qaed, Fionnuala Doran, Olivia Hicks, Tara McInerneyProfessor Andrea Phillips, Dr Mel Gibson, Dr Rosie White

The symposium will be followed by the preview and launch event for a new exhibition of activist comics at Baltic 39, in the heart of Newcastle.Come for the afternoon and stay for the evening event – or just come to the show!

Both events are free but please register via this Eventbrite link

The Comics, Activism and Gender Symposium is supported by BxNU and the Institute of Humanities at Northumbria University, working with Dr Mel Gibson and the Gendered Subjects Research Group. The BxNU Institute is a centre for international artistic and curatorial research and practice formed through the partnerships between Northumbria University and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.