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MOOC: Gender Through Comics

Mark Waid announced a free super MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) college class examining gender roles and identity in comic book led by Christina Blanch.




IsoRod, Published on Feb 21, 2013
This is something that I notice on DC's New 52 Batman\Swamp Thing writer Scott Synder's twitter feed once again.

Scott Snyder ‏@Ssnyder1835
RT@comicsalliance: Mark Waid Announces Free 'Gender Through Comics' Online Course http://aol.it/XsXPTN

This is a free online course that will be available to anyone with internet access and is led by Christina Blanch of of Ball State University in Indiana. The course will feature highly interactive video lectures, online discussions between students, and real-time socially driven interviews with comic professionals such as Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Gail Simone (Batgirl) and Mark Waid (Daredevil, The Indestructible Hulk, and Insufferable). The only requirement for the class is a valid e-mail address, and the purchase of the comic book course materials if you don't already own them.

X-Men #1 Variant Cover © Marvel Comics, Art by Terry and Rachel Dodson. Just love this image of the X-Women.


Read more here from the Comics Alliance article. The course instructor, Christina Blanch also had an interview with Wired which can be found here. Here is the enrollment link if you are interested in participating in the course. Finally a post about women's role in comics, its a pretty interesting read and something to think about while waiting for the course to begin.

I'm already sign up and received my confirmation email. Oh yeah, can't wait.

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