UC Merced Assistant Professor Mario Sifuentez will be giving a presentation on Histories and the Graphic Novel as part of the last of the Fall 2016 Sunday Arts Lecture Series.
Sifuentez will be speaking at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Carnegie. His presentation is In conjunction with the exhibition in the Carnegie’s main gallery, Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Original Illustration from the Art Kandy Collection.
Sifuentez will discuss how the medium of the graphic novel has shaped history and how the history has shaped the medium. The talk will also focus on how historically graphic novels have been used by people in the United States to challenge oppression and how the graphic novel itself has been changed by the practitioners of the art form.
Sifuentez is an Assistant Professor in the History Department at UC Merced. On campus he sits on the Undergraduate Council, Athletic Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies working group.
The lecture series has free admission.
The Carnegie Arts Center is located at 250 N. Broadway.