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Kenneth Oravetz (PhD ’23) Publishes Article on Comics Studies and Bookstores

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Kenneth Oravetz (PhD ’23) has published an article entitled, “The Comics Shift: Modifying Material Rhetorics of Bookstores for Collaborative Category and Community Change” in the journal ImageText. Oravetz’ article argues that bookstores can serve as valuable spaces to “bring the important tasks of canon-busting and inclusivity out of the academic realm and into the mainstream,” using the examples of two case studies, Comicopia in Boston, Massachusetts and Pegasus Books Downtown in Berkeley, California, to explore his analysis.

Read the full article here.

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