Brock Talks season to conclude with look at comics journalism

Editor’s note: This event has been cancelled.

The final Brock Talks of the 2022-23 year will take place at the St. Catharines Public Library on Tuesday, March 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Rob Alexander, Associate Professor with the Department of English Language and Literature, will discuss the rise of comics journalism and how it is challenging the norms of conventional news media.

With roots in the underground comix and New Journalism of the 1960s, comics journalism has grown into a widely respected alternative journalistic and artistic form. It uses words, drawn images and immersive reporting practices to share stories and events and considers the lived experiences of those affected by the stories.

Alexander’s recent publications include the co-edited collections Literary Journalism and Social Justice and Fear and Loathing Worldwide: Gonzo Journalism Beyond Hunter S. Thompson. He is the president of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies and received the Brock University Faculty of Humanities Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2022.

The in-person talk is free and open to the public. Pre-registration on Eventbrite is encouraged.

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