Imagining Our Stories, Narrating Our World

On exhibition October 1- December 21, 2017, in the 2nd Floor East Terrace.


ABOUT THE CURATOR

Erin Hollis is an associate professor for the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics at  California State University, Fullerton. She graduated with her Ph. D. in English from Texas A&M University in 2005. As a faculty member in the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, she has created seven courses, including courses on James Joyce, the Harry Potter series, and The Graphic Novel. 

Frank Alanis is a graduate student in the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics at  California State University, Fullerton.

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

This exhibit will highlight the power of stories and images in creating a world. This exhibit includes works from various graphic novelists, which try to bridge the gap between visual and written language, as well as examples of written and illustrated stories. It will also function as an interactive space where members of California State University, Fullerton are given the opportunity to create their own story or express themselves in a creative way. Stations will beset up where students are able to draw images and attach them to a larger canvas that will be the story of Cal State Fullerton. Additionally there will be a station where individuals can come and color images as a way to engage their creativity. There will also be a section of composition books where any student may draw or write their story and by the end of the exhibit there will be a physical book of stories detailing the lives of Fullerton citizens. The goal of the exhibit is to help individuals foster their own creative nature and remove the idea that being "creative" is only attributed to a select number of people. This will be a collaborative program that brings togeher faculty and students from the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, including participation from the department clubs, such as Sigma Tau Delta, Acacia, The Creative Writing Club, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Club. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The curators wish to thank Trish Campbell, Exhibit Program Coordinator and Library Marketing student assistants, Lauren Condina and Karen Vazquez, in addition to the library exhibit students Cristina Omidsalar, Emily Pillai, Renee Jean, and Mariana Peñaloza for their assistance.

Exhibit Location

On exhibition October 1, 2017 - December 21, 2017, in the 2nd Floor East Terrace .