Wonder Woman Symposium | Kent State University

Wonder Woman Symposium

Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the 75th anniversary Wonder Woman Symposium, scheduled for Sept. 22-24, 2016, at the Cleveland Public Library and other Cleveland locations. The event is free and open to the public; registration is requested.

See the detailed schedule for the event, including a link to register. 

Speakers include:

  • Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti: Creative team of Harley Quinn, Starfire and Harley Quinn and Power Girl
  • Peter Coogan: The Director of the Institute for Comics Studies and author of Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre and co-editor of What is a Superhero?
  • Joan Ormrod and David Huxley: Editors of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics and of Superheroes and Identities
  • Trina Robbins: Founder of the Wimmen's Comix Collective and author of The Great Women Superheroes, Wonder Woman, and Babes in Arms
  • Laura Siegel: Daughter of Jerry Siegel, co-creator of Superman. A former correspondent for CNN, she has won more than 100 awards including 13 Emmys and 8 New York Festival Awards.
  • Carol Tilley: Author of "Seducing the Innocent: Fredric Wertham and the Falsifications That Helped Condemn Comics" and a Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards Judge
  • Genevieve Valentine: Author of Catwoman, Xena: Warrior Princess and the novels The Girls at the Kingfisher Club and Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti 

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the comic book super heroine Wonder Woman in 2016, Kent State University and the Cleveland Public Library will partner to celebrate the intersections of public literacy, comics, popular culture and feminism in a jointly sponsored symposium. This forum seeks to highlight both regional and national talent and to pay respect to "herstory" while recognizing her perpetual relevance to our present day and beyond. 

This conference is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this conference do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. See the complete list of sponsors.