Reading Between the Frames: Film and Comics Course Profile

September 28, 2017
Mad Max Furiosa

“Where must we go, we who wander this wasteland, in search of our better selves?” – The First History of Man, a fictional book from the Mad Max universe

Most people have encountered a work of art—a book, a film, a song—they relate to. On Ohio State’s Columbus campus, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor Frederick Luis Aldama teaches a course on the way media, specifically comic books as seen in print or on film, relates to and portrays the many facets of society, such as race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and disability. English 3378: Special Topics in Film and Literature—Film and Comics, taught at the Gateway Film Center, encourages students to take a deeper look into the familiar content of comics and encourages them to consume said content on a broader, more universal level.

Kathy Fagan Grandinetti: Ohio Poet of the Year

September 18, 2017
Kathy Fagan

Each year, one deserving Ohioan is chosen as the Ohio Poetry Association’s "Ohio Poet of the Year." This prestigious award is given out to a poet who has published an impressive book of poetry within the past two years. This year, that deserving recipient is the department's very own Kathy Fagan Grandinetti.