Bam! Pow! Presents: Scott McCloud at UWM

UWM’s Bam! Pow! Comic Book Club presents as special guest: Scott McCloud. Scott McCloud is an Eisner-award winning comic book artist, writer, and theorist. Some of his work includes: Zot!, Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics and most recently, The Sculptor. Scott… Read More

Louise Zamparutti Presents at the University of Oslo, Norway

Congratulations to Louise Zamparutti, who presented her paper “Victims, Martyrs, and Brava Gente Past and Present: Constructing a National Symbol in Italy” for the symposium National Symbols Across Time and Space at the University of Oslo, Norway.

North Central Council of Latin Americanists Annual Conference

The conference, titled “Immigration, Emigration, Exile, and Return,” is September 24-26 at Carroll University’s Graduate Studies Center (2140 Davidson Road, Waukesha, WI). Independent scholars and faculty from over twenty colleges and universities contribute to a variety of interesting panels spanning multiple… Read More

Remembering our Colleague Ihab Hassan

We are very sad to report the passing of Vilas Professor Emeritus Ihab Hassan, who passed on Thursday evening. Ihab was an influential literary theorist credited with coining the contemporary usage of the term “postmodernism.”

Visiting Writer Carmen Giménez Smith at UWM

Visiting Writer Carmen Giménez Smith presents a literary reading and discusses her experiences in publishing in conversation with David Wilk. 

United We Read: Student/Faculty Reading Series

United We Read, a student/faculty reading series, kicks off with this first event of the school year and features Creative Writing Professor Rebecca Dunham joined by graduate students Loretta McCormick, Jenni Moody, and Andrew Ruzkowski.

The event is on Thursday, October 1, 7p.m. at Boswell Books (2559 N Downer Ave).

Women’s Work: Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Collecting in Berlin, 1880-1930

Nancy Yeide speaks about the Jewish women in Weimar Berlin who were behind some of the most important pre-World War II art collections.