Dan Raeburn is a Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago. He is especially drawn to nonfiction because he believes it allows a writer to write about anything, including poetry and fiction. In his twenties, he wrote, designed, and published The Imp, a ’zine about underground comic books, or graphic novels, as they’re now called. Each issue was a novella-length essay about one subject. These led to his first official book, Chris Ware, followed by Vessels, a memoir of fatherhood. Currently he’s writing a book-length essay about Chicago. Along the way, he’s received fellowships from the Howard Foundation at Brown University, the National Endowment for the Arts, and others.
January 24, 2020 ● 2 pm
Belonging Everywhere, Belonging Nowhere - Nemat Sadat, Rachel DeWoskin, Daniel Raeburn and Vu Tran on the nationless author. In conversation with Samantak Das.
January 25, 2020 ● 3:10 pm
Change and the world of Comics - Paul Gravett, Dan Raeburn and Pinaki De examine how comics see the future