I will be presenting at the Kotesol Seoul Conference on March 27th. I will be giving my Comics in the Classroom presentation at 11:45.
Cambridge is opening a centre to study popular media. Thats great however whenever I read one of these articles I wonder Why is this news. Cambridge is going to encourage teachers to study Comics, Computer Games alongside “Classics of Literature”.
So what? Is the implied comment that just because a message is in a specific medium it is not worthy of being studied or learned from. The undertone of the entire piece is suprisingly hostile to the study of media which have a huge impact on our society.
Fredrick Wertham is not dead he is just in hiding.