Ken Parille - Publications and Presentations

Books

*  The Daniel Clowes Reader. A Critical Edition of Ghost World and Other Stories, with Essays, Interviews,
    and Annotations. FB, 2013.

*  The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist. Abrams, 2012. Edited by Alvin Buenaventura, co-edited by me.

*  Daniel Clowes: Conversations. University Press of Mississippi, 2010. Co-edited with Isaac Cates.

*
 Boys at Home: Discipline, Masculinity, and The Boy-Problem in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.
     University of Tennessee Press, 2009.


*
 50 Essential Guitar Lessons. New York: Hal Leonard, 2008. (A revised version of Guitar 9-1-1)

*  Guitar 9-1-1: Lessons for Guitarists. New York: Hal Leonard, 2001.


Essays

*   The Daniel Clowes Reader includes six essays by me:
       “An Aesthetic Biography of Daniel Clowes.”
       “
An Introduction to The Daniel Clowes Reader.”
      
Clowes’s Romanticism and the Urban Aesthetics of Ugly (1986-1998).” Co-written with Anne Mallory.
      
Decoding 'Black Nylon'.
      
Close Reading Clowes's Dialogue: 'You've Grown into a Very Beautiful Young Woman.'
       “‘Me Worry?’ / ‘U BUY’”: Clowes and Advertising in the 1990s.

*    “‘The Medicine of Sympathy’: Mothers, Sons, and Affective Pedagogy in Antebellum America.”  Revised and reprinted in
         
Sentimentalism in Nineteenth-Century America: Literary and Cultural Practices. Fairleigh Dickinson, 2013.

*    Narration After Y2K: Daniel Clowes and the End of Style. The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist. 2012.

*    Steve Ditko — HA! / AH! — Laughing at Death. Black Eye. 2011.

*   Allegories of Childhood Gender: Hawthorne and the Material Boy. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review (36) 2010.

*   “What's This One About? A Re-Reader's Guide to Daniel Clowes's David Boring.” Reprinted in The Best American  
        Comics Criticism.
2010.


*   The Maestro from Another Planet: In Praise of Lawrence Welk's Otherworldly Chiffon Paradise. The Believer.
        (2009 Music Issue). July/August 2009.

*   “‘Wake up, and be a man’”: Little Women, Laurie, and the Ethic of Submission.” Reprinted in Children's Literature:
         Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends. Palgrave, 2009.


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  “What Our Boys Are Reading”: Lydia Sigourney, Francis Forrester, and Boyhood Literacy in Nineteenth-Century
        America.” 
Children's Literature Association Quarterly (33) 2008.

*    Sometimes We’re Lovable in Our Error’: The Career of Abner Dean.” Comic Art (9) 2007.

*    “‘The Medicine of Sympathy’: Mothers, Sons, and Affective Pedagogy in Antebellum
America.” Tulsa Studies in
          Women’s Literature (25) 2006.


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   “A Re-Reader's Guide to David Boring.” Comic Art (7) 2005.

*   “‘Wake up, and be a man’”: Little Women, Laurie, and the Ethic of Submission.” Children’s Literature (29) 2001.

*   “All the Rage: Wordsworth’s Poetic Attack on Byron in Lines Addressed to a Noble Lord.” Papers on Language and 
        Literature (37) 2001.

*   “Is There Life after Identity Politics?” New Literary History (31) 2000. Co-editor of the NLH special issue and 
        co-author of its introduction.  


Essays for The Comics Journal

*    "Comics Survey: Word / Art, Part II." October, 2013.

*    "Comics Survey: Word / Art, Part I." September, 2013.

*    “Red People for a Red Planet”: Acme Novelty Library #19, Color, and the Red Leitmotif." July, 2013.

*    Two Questions Answered about 'The State of Comics Criticism: 2013.' April, 2013.

*    Friendly Ghosts and Comics Form. February, 2013.

*    Secret Loves: A Short History of Two Panels in Charles Burns's The Hive.  November, 2012.

*    Construction Manual: John Hankiewicz’s “The Kimball House.”  July, 2012.

*    Six Observations: Alison Bechdel’s Graphic Archive Are You My Mother? May, 2012.

*    “This Man, This Monster: Super-Heroes and Super-Sexism. March, 2012.

*    2011: A Year in Comic Ambition. January, 2012.

*    The Death-Ray Discussion Forum.November, 2011.

*    Event Watch — Justice League #1: Nothing Will Ever Be the Same Again . . ." September, 2011.

*    Drawing Sex and Paying for It.  June, 2011.

*    Bedlam and Baby: Parables of Creation in Jack Kirby and Chris Ware. May, 2011.

*    Moto Hagio’s "Bianca": Against Culture.  March, 2011.


Short commentary for Walt Disney's Carl Bark's Donald Duck Reprint Series

*   "Super Snooper." Walt Disney's Donald Duck Vol. 5 (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library). FB, 2014. forthcoming

*   "Ring Wrongs." Walt Disney's Donald Duck Vol. 5 (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library). FB, 2013.

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"Darkest Africa." Walt Disney's Donald Duck: The Old Castle's Secret  (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library). FB, 2013.

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"The Screaming Cowboy." Walt Disney's Donald Duck (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library). FB, 2012.
 

*   "Rocket Wing Saves the Day." Walt Disney's Donald Duck  (The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library). FB, 2012.

Other Writing

*   A Cartoon World: Daniel Clowes's Ice Haven. Boston Review (31) 2006.

*    Introduction to the exhibition catalog for the San Diego exhibition Original Comic Art. Buenaventura Press, 2003.


In the Media

*    Interviewed for / quoted in The Chicago Tribune (7/5/13)

*    Interviewed for / quoted in The New York Times (4/1/12)


Book Reviews, Encyclopedia Entries, Bibliographies

*   Review of X'ed Out by Charles Burns. The Comics Journal. 2010.

*  
Review of Boys in Children's Literature and Popular Culture: Masculinity, Abjection, and the Fictional Child by
      Annette Wannamaker. Children's Literature Association Quarterly (33) 2008.


*   Review of Serialized Citizenships: Periodicals, Books, and American Boys, 1840-1911 by Lorinda Cohoon. 
      Children’s Literature Association Quarterly (31) 2006.


*   “A Daniel Clowes Bibliography.” P.L.G. (37) 2003. (P.L.G. is a French journal)


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  Review of Good Girl Messages by Deborah O’Keefe. Iris: A Journal about Women (42) 2001.

*   “Boyhood,” “Jack and Jill,” “Alfred Whitman,” and “Ladislas Wisniewski.” The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia.
       
Greenwood Press, 2001.

*   Review of The Letters of Robert Crumb by Robert Crumb. The Journal of Popular Culture (34) 2000. 


Music Education Publications

*  50 Essential Guitar Lessons. New York: Hal Leonard, 2008. (A revised version of Guitar 9-1-1)

*
   LessonLab: The Best of 1995-2000. New York: Hal Leonard, 2002. Reprints “Advanced Phrasing” and “Songwriting  
      
for Guitar.”

*   Guitar 9-1-1: Lessons for Guitarists. New York: Hal Leonard, 2001.

*   “Advanced Phrasing.” GuitarOne. Cherry Lane Music, May 2000. Reprinted and translated into Thai in Overdrive magazine, 2008.

*   “Songwriting for Guitar.” GuitarOne. Cherry Lane Music, December 1999.

Interviews with Cartoonists

*   “Nothing Good Can Come Out of Dishonesty”: An Interview about Teaching with Ivan Brunetti. The Comics Journal. April, 2011.

*  
A Retrospective Interview with Daniel Clowes. In Daniel Clowes: Conversations. Edited by me and Isaac Cates.
      
University Press of Mississippi, 2010. (Conducted July 2009.)

*   Lisa Hanawalt. The Blog Flume. 2010.

 

Internet 'Publications'

*   A Daniel Clowes Bibliography. 2001- Present.

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   Blog Flume {go here for posts by me.}


Conferences and Presentations

*  “Tales of the Dark Knight: Batman as Mosaic, Myth and Folk Hero” by Will Brooker. Greenville, October 2012. Respondent.

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   “Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist.” Invited. SPX, Bethesda, September 2012. Panelist /
Interviewer.

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   “A Conversation with Jim Woodring.” Invited. SPX, Bethesda, 2011. Moderator.

*   “Fredric Wertham, Sensation, and Mid-Twentieth-Century Children’s Comic Books.” Children’s Literature Association,
       Roanoke, June 2011.

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   “A Conversation about Daniel Clowes, with Ken Parille and Isaac Cates.” Invited. SPX, Bethesda, September 2010
.

*    Critics’ Panel: How We Judge.” Invited. SPX, Bethesda, September 2010. Panelist.

*    Developing Iconographies, with Cartoonists Eamon Espey, Kevin Huizenga, and Tom Kaczynski.” Invited. SPX, Bethesda,
      September 2010. Interviewer.


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   “Thrashing the Boys. Gender, Boyhood, and Corporal Punishment in Three Nineteenth-Century American Children's Novels
        Children's Literature Association Conference Convention, Charlotte, June 2009.
Presenter.

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“Superheroes, Childhood, and Mom's Stockings: Daniel Clowes's "Black Nylon." SAMLA Convention,
       Louisville, November 2008.
Presenter.

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“Jason and the Appropriator: Fashion, Photos, and Comics.” International Comic Art Forum. Washington DC,
       October 2007.
Presenter.

*   “Hey Perverts! Comics!: Stories for Children?” Comics and Childhood: The Annual University of Florida Comics 
       Conference. Gainesville, February 2006.
Presenter.

*   “Harvey Pekar, American Splendor, and the Autobiographical Comic Book in America.” Hereford Film and Speaker Series.
       University of Virginia, Charlottesville, March 2004. Guest Speaker.

*   “The Textual History of Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan.” I was invited by Professors Jerome McGann and Johanna Drucker
        to speak to the
University of Virginia's Media Studies Graduate Seminar. Charlottesville, October 2001.

*  “Invisible Boy: Laurie, Submission, Scholarship, and Little Women,” Gender Identity Development in American Literature Panel,
      American Literature Association. Baltimore, May 1999.
Presenter.

*   Co-organizer, “‘Is There Life after Identity Politics’: A Conference in U.S. Cultural Studies,” with speakers Walter Benn
      Michaels, Robyn Wiegman, Eric Lott, Deborah McDowell, Philip Michael Harper, José David Saldívar. Charlottesville
,
      March 1999.

  “Mythology and Poetic Competition in Byron’s Manfred.” Classicism in Romanticism Panel, Northeast Modern Language
       Association.
Baltimore
, April 1998. Presenter.

*   “Horatio Alger’s Ragged Dick and the Domestic Novel.” Fictions of Gender and Genre Panel, Conference on Texts and
       Contexts, University of Virginia. Charlottesville
, April 1996. Presenter.

  “The Trials of Teaching Wieland: Active Learning and Textual Support,” Connecticut Trustees’ Conference on Teaching and
       Learning. New Britain
, May 1994.
Presenter.