I’m Keegan Lannon (@KeeganLannon), an adjunct instructor at Joliet Junior College in suburban Chicago, IL. My research concerns structuralist narrative theory, particularly comic books. My PhD was the culmination of years of trying to prove to my Mom that I was not wasting my time reading Marvel’s stable of heroes.
There’s a lot I’d like to talk about in my week as curator, such as how to talk about comics in the scope of academia; some of the academics, journalists, and creators that are driving the future of comics; what that future might look like; and so on. I also have a project on color and narrative I’d like to air out while I have a mostly willing audience. But, Twitter is a fluid and flexible medium, so I look forward to what everyone else has to say (and if I know comic fans…there is a lot to say).
In my spare time, I read a lot of science fiction and watch a lot of television, so there might be some of that mixed into stream. And rants about the Cubs and Bears. Chicago has a long history of sports disappointment, and venting these feelings is the only way to heal.
So excelsior, dear Readers, and I’ll see you in the stream.