Children, Comics, and Print Culture

Time Frame

2015-Present

Total Funding to Date

$19,036.00

Investigator

  • Carol Tilley

This project expands Tilley’s investigation of comics from the perspective of readers, a much-neglected group in both contemporary and historical research. Comics readership among young people peaked in the mid-twentieth century with levels reaching near 100%, yet there has been little scholarly investigation of this phenomenon. Funding for this project will enable archival research trips and hourly research support to complete data collection necessary for a single-author monograph that will provide a coherent examination of the social and cultural role of comics in United States’s children’s print culture throughout the twentieth century.

Funding Agencies

  • University of Illinois Research Board, 2015 – $19,036.00