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Qiana Whitted

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61: Qiana Whitted & The 200,000 Uncatalogued Comics

Secret Stacks

Snap endings, surprise twists, meaningful horror! This month’s episode features the Eisner-winning scholar Dr. Qiana Whitted. Thomas and Qiana talk about her published works, some older comics, some newer comics, upcoming virtual author visits, and the teaser trailer for The Harder They Fall. Plus lots of fresh picks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKz5kZr8mrg Let’s Talk Race: A Conversation With GB Tran (Sunday, June 27, 2021 @ 3:00pm EST) Meet The Author: Kwame Alexander (Thursday, July 22, 2021 @ 6:30pm EST) African-Americans and Graphic Novels: An Evening With Joel Christian Gill (Saturday, October 9, 2021 @ 6:00pm EST) Whole Lotta Picks Comics and the U.S. South 9781617039454 EC Comics: Race, Shock, and Social Protest 9780813566313  After The Rain 9781419743559  Black Star 9781419742286 Upgrade Soul 9781620109762 Destroyer 9781684150557  Eve 9781684158089 Tales of The Talented Tenth Vol. 3 9781682750667 Run 9781419730696 Blood On The Tracks 9781949980134 Find a comics shop near you Secret Stacks logo and avatar by Severin Piehl, go read his webcomic Tove Theme song by Julie Jurgens, y’all


27 Jun 2021

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What's Making You Sappy Episode 10: Mike Monello and Qiana Whitted

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What do scary people watch when they need to escape from this scary world? This week's media recommendations come from the experts of horror: Video Palace co-creator Mike Monello (also a creator of the Blair Witch Project) and Qiana Whitted, author of EC Comics: Race, Shock and Social Protest, which won the 2020 Eisner Award for best academic/scholarly work.


19 Jan 2021

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Horror, Social Change, and Experimentation with Michael Monello and Qiana Whitted

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Settle in for an extra-spooky Halloween episode! We’re joined by Michael Monello, one of the creators of The Blair Witch Project, Co-founder and Creative Director of Campfire Media and co-producer of the Video Palace podcast for Shudder, and Qiana Whitted, a professor English and African American Studies at the University of South Carolina and author of EC Comics: Race, Shock and Social Protest, which won the 2020 Eisner Award for best academic/scholarly work. Together, they discuss horror in film, radio/podcast, comics, novels, television, and every-day life, helping to map the genre for our listeners. They start with reflections on their own early exposure to the genre. Whitted discusses the way EC comics introduced racism as a form of horror across their suspense and shock oriented titles and she situates these stories within the political debates that followed from Frederic Wertham’s attacks on horror and crime comics and the ways these paved the way for the comics code. Monello traces the ways Video Palace took inspiration from radio horror series in the ways it uses sound to draw the listener in with a mixture of fascination and dread. Along the way, they reflect on how horror has been a site for social transgression and artistic experimentation, and consider the ways international horror films can break the formulas and take us out of a familiar space. And they end with speculations about what forms of horror will allow us to rethink our society in the wake of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter.Full Transcript will be available soon on our website at https://www.howdoyoulikeitsofar.org/episode-74-horror-social-change-and-experimentation-with-michael-monello-and-qiana-whitted/Here’s your horror watch/read/listen list from this episode (you may want to leave the lights on!):Horror in CinemaGremlinsGhouliesNightmare on Elm StreetUniversal MonstersMidsommarThe Blair Witch ProjectMedia HorrorGeorge RomeroCreepshowUPA – “The Tell Tale Heart" (animated)German Expressionism – from Germany to American horror filmCabinet of Doctor CaligariDavid Lynch – Blue VelvetDawn of the Dead (extended Mall Hours version)Tod Browning – FreaksRobin WoodsAudition (Japan)Terrified (Argentina)Carrie (multiple snap endings)John Waters (outsider culture)Jordan Peele – Get Out (alternate ending) ; UsHostProducer Val LewtonA Quiet PlaceDocumentary: Horror Noire: A History of Black HorrorHorror in ComicsEC Comics: Race, Shock and Social ProtestSwamp ThingTales from the CryptEC comics – William Gaines,  Al FeldsteinVault of TerrorHaunt of FearFrederic Wertham and Moral Panic around Horror and Crime ComicsComics Code“The Whipping”EC Comics illustrator Wally WoodBernie Krigstein – “Master Race” ; ImpactEC Shock Suspense Stories – “The Patriot” ; “You, Murderer” (adaptation of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari)Horror Fandom60s Monster CultureFamous Monsters of Filmland – Forest J. AckermanHorror fanzinesUrban legendsHorror in LiteratureStephen King – IT ; Pet SemeteryAnne RiceO. HenryVideo Palace: In Search of the Eyeless ManH.P. Lovecraft – Weird TalesEdgar Allen Poe – “The Masque of the Red Death”Horror in Sound MediaVideo PalaceWalt Disney’s Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted HouseLights OutInner Sanctum Arch Oboler Quiet Please – “The Thing on the Fourble Board”The Cramps – Bad Music for Bad PeopleCBGB punk culturePassenger List podcastHorror in Television Sid and Marty Krofft – Land of the LostTales from the CryptTwilight ZoneLovecraft CountryInterested in the parallels to comedy and improv Colin mentioned? Check out our earlier episode with Caty Borum Chatoo from American University and the Yes, And...Laughter Lab------------------------------------------Featuring Walt Disney’s Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House https://youtu.be/H6rQyRxLBrYAnd Bridge Of Death (From “Chernobyl” TV Series Soundtrack) · Hildur Guðnadóttir https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM_HhU_CV44------------------------------------------

1hr 20mins

29 Oct 2020

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Give Black, part 5: Dr. Qiana Whitted

1801 Live

Give Black, part 5: Dr. Qiana Whitted Dr. Qiana Whitted is the chair of the Department of African American Studies at UofSC. She is the author of the award-winning novel EC Comics: Race, Shock, and Social Protest (Comics Culture). The Give Black Podcast-a-Thon was originally recorded during a 12-hour event streamed live on Aug. 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Give Black benefitted USC’s One Creed, One Carolina campaign, which supports initiatives that elevate and encourage Black students, faculty and staff. Together, our 5 hosts and over 20 guests helped raise more than $10,000 for the campaign over 12 hours. Find more information on the podcast-a-thon and the link to donate at www.garnetmedia.org/giveblack. 1801 Live is a partnership between Garnet Media Group and the University of South Carolina's student government. To learn more, visit garnetmedia.org/1801live.


25 Sep 2020

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Episode 031 - Qiana Whitted

Michigan State University Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast

Welcome to the 31st episode of the Michigan State University Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast, the second episode of season #4. Below you'll find show notes and links mentioned in this episode. Sailor Moon Event: http://www.rcs.msu.edu/current-events/#event|welcome-to-sailor-moon-the-rose-of-versailles-an-intimate-look-into-japanese-animation-and-comics-through-translation-challenges|4681 Love Between the Lines Event: http://www.rcs.msu.edu/current-events/#event|love-between-the-lines-100-years-of-women-loving-women-in-japanese-literature-animation-and-comics|4680 Capital City Comic-Con MSU Scholarship: https://capcitycomiccon.com/scholarships/ Lora Root: https://www.lemonbrows.com/ Lora Interviewed: Special Collections Highlight: Qiana Whitted: https://www.qianawhitted.com/ MSU Comics Art and Graphic Novel Minor: http://tinyurl.com/msuComicsMinor MSU Department of Art, Art History & Design website: http://art.msu.edu MSU Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast Twitter page: http://twitter.com/MSUComicsCast MSU Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast FaceBook page: http://facebook.com/MSUComicsCast Contact us via our email address: MSUComicsCast[at]gmail.com

1hr 54mins

1 Oct 2019

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Inkstuds Spotlight – Qiana Whitted & Comics History


Comics as we know it is wide and fractured. There’s Direct Market comics, bookstore comics, webcomics, indie comics, manga, Eurocomics, and several more subcultures. I’m curious about what working under the broad umbrella of “comics” is like for creators, publishers, critics, academics, and more. Over the course of this month, I’m going to interview several people whose work, position, or goals I find interesting and attempt to paint a picture of what “comics” means today. For the month of February, I’m taking over the Inkstuds podcast in order to introduce Inkstuds Spotlight, a focused look at what it means to be in comics. A comprehensive look isn’t my goal. My goal is to show you several different slices of life in comics, as the people I’m interviewing this month play a wide variety of roles in comics. A bit of context before we begin: Inkstuds is a comics podcast founded and hosted by Robin McConnell. It’s focused largely on indie and underground cartoonists, and now that it’s 500 episodes deep, exists as a great resource for finding out not just more about comics, but about the lives of cartoonists. ComicsAlliance is one of the most important news outlets in comics. I’m biased, having written for CA for a few years, but the staff has a voice and variety of interests that still can’t be matched. With their powers combined, I’m hoping we can reach a wide slice of the comics readership. Today, I’m talking to Qiana Whitted, Associate Professor of English and African American Studies, academic, and contributor to The Hooded Utilitarian. Professor Whitted has spent quite some time writing about representations of race in popular culture and examining the history of comics, having authored or edited several books, articles, and presentations on the subject. Comics being a part of a college curriculum or being examined in scholarly journals are increasingly common occurrences as the profile of comics rises, but the valuable insights that often come from these places has a hard time reaching the general public. I spoke with Professor Whitted about comics history, little-discussed aspects of Fredric Wertham’s life, studying comics, and placing comics into a greater context. 0:00: Whitted discusses her history with comics, teaching comics to a college class, the various obligations she faces when discussing works, the story of the EC Comic Judgment Day, the long history of black readership, and Fredric Wertham interviewing poor black children in Harlem for research purposes. 10:00: Getting an opportunity to look at Wertham’s research, Wertham opening the LaFargue clinic in Harlem to service and examine young black children, focusing on race & ’50s comics, researching the comics Richard Wright occasionally talked about as a way of examining black readership, the formation of All-Negro Comics in 1947 by Orrin C. Evans, working on blog posts that are relevant to her book-in-progress, and being a panelist. 20:00: Working at Hooded Utilitarian, Brian Cremins, her co-editor on Comics in the South Brannon Costello, having a community of professors to work alongside and discuss projects with, the tenor of the conversation around race and comics, fans agitating for change in comics over the years, her personal reading habits, a brief digression about Deputy Mayor Dave Wylie from Brian K Vaughan & Tony Harris’s Ex Machina, and the Black Panther stories written by Christopher Priest. 30:00: Adilifu Nama’s Super Black and his research into progressive and complex images of african-american superheroes, the caveats you must include when talking about black comics history, the way she approaches teaching comics versus teaching anything else, the various works Whitted has enjoyed teaching in the past, convincing students of the value of comics, the collection of essays in Comics in the South and the vast spectrum they covered, contextualizing the follies of a black Bucky in ’80s Marvel comics, trying to be more accessible in her writing, asking questions that are interesting, people liking to see arguing online, and letting your moment pass. Recommended Reading: –Fredric Wertham on Wikipedia –Brannon Costello on a variety of Black Panther comics –Tom Spurgeon in conversation with Brian Cremins –Black Comics: Politics of Race & Representation, edited by Sheena C. Howard & Ronald L. Jackson II –Multicultural Comics, edited by Frederick Luis Aldama –Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans, by Jeffrey A. Brown Qiana Whitted: –Twitter –QianaWhitted.com –Her posts on the PencilPanelPage blog at The Hooded Utilitarian –Comics and the U.S. South, edited by Qiana Whitted and Brannon Costello, from University Press of Mississippi


6 Feb 2014