The Experimental Drawing Studio is pleased to present:

Anna Joy Springer

12 February 2014, 6-7PM

Structural and Material's Engineering (SME) Building at UC San Diego, SME Experimental Drawing Studio 202
9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093

In "Writing Pictures" Anna Joy Springer will discuss the special relationship between drawn words and written images in nonfiction comics which combine avant garde and populist literary/ artistic techniques. The talk will focus especially on contemporary women's Graphic Memoirs and their unique uses of narrator.

Anna Joy Springer is Associate Professor and Director of the MFA Program in Writing in the UCSD Department of Literature. She received her M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University. Teaching and writing interests include: graphic texts (including sculptural poetry, intermedia installations, digital literatures, and comics), punk rock, feminist ethics, non-traditional literary structures, and radical literary arts pedagogies.

The Experimental Drawing Studio provides open space for an intersection of disciplines that engage the practice of drawing in its expansive range of forms. Artists, engineers, architects, writers, designers, animators and media practitioners will have a clean and unencumbered space to specifically explore the role of drawing in their research. The studio will be used for exploratory drawing research and practice. This includes, for example, large scale or collaborative drawing projects, workshops and conferences on drawing, independent, collaborative and mentored projects between faculty and MFA and PhD Practice students and advanced undergraduates for the preparation for an exhibition, the scope of a proposed project, design and lay out of a graphic book, or focused research and teaching for an academic quarter.

The Experimental Drawing Studio is led by Associate Professor Amy Adler, Visual Arts UCSD in collaboration with Visual Arts Studio Area faculty and a committee of Visual Arts graduate students.

Related links:

Amy Adler
Associate Professor
UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts

Anna Joy Springer
Associate Professor and Director of the MFA Program in Writing
UC San Diego Department of Literature

Image Credit:
"Madga Meets the Little Men" by Phoebe Gloeckner.