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Sequential Tart

Kim De Vries

Originally broadcast from Rotterdam on Wednesday, January 9 2008 @ 14:00

joker.jpgSequential Tart has created a space for women readers, and has worked to change industry perceptions of women as both readers and creators of comics. The Tarts’ construction of heroic female identities differs from those often explored by scholars in their close ties to the “real” identities and lives of the members. These reimagined heroines offer an alternative to the spandex-clad nymphets popularized by mainstream comic book publishers; the women of Sequential Tart construct their own identities while at the same time consciously subverting the gender representations of mainstream comic culture.
http://www.sequentialtart.com

Kim De Vries earned her MA and PhD at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in English (concentration in Rhetoric and Composition) and now is Director of Composition at Cal. State Stanislaus. She has been teaching rhetoric and writing for about 15 years.

Recently she has started a new research project on the institutionalization of new/digital media in the Netherlands and is conducting a series of interviews and site visits to explore this. In general, Kim is interested in borders and boundaries; how they are constructed rhetorically and what happens when they are transgressed. She has considered these questions in relation to Chinese film, comic books, online communities, disciplinary discursive practice, and is prone to plunging into any other area that catches her eye.

Image: Pip as Harley Quinn

Archived Talk

Part 1 - Sequential Tart kim_part_1sorenson3.mov
Click here to view Part 2 - Sequential Tart: Follow-up Q & A

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