Charles Acheson, English MA student and graduate teaching assistant, presented five different papers at five different conferences in five different states during the 2013-14 academic year.
In September, he presented "Kitsch as Dialogue in Art Spiegelman's 'Maus'" at the 2013 MIX Symposium on Comics at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio.
In January, he traveled to Atlanta, Ga., to present "Manifesting Monsters: Metaphorical Representation and Trauma in David B.'s 'Epileptic'" at the New Voices Graduate Student Conference at Georgia State University.
In February, he presented "Forged Memories: Closure and Traumatic Representation in Joe Sacco's 'Safe Area Goražde'" at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 at the University of Louisville. Later in February, he traveled to Nashville to present "The War Between the Lines in Joe Sacco's 'Safe Area Goražde'" at the 2014 Tennessee Philological Association conference at Lipscomb University.
In April, he presented "Examining Traumatic Representation in the Graphic Nonfiction of Joe Sacco" at the 11th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels in Gainesville at the University of Florida.