Tagged: william nericcio

Reviewed: 5 Best Academic Texts

Here at Diversions we take “text” to mean anything literary worth studying: novels, film, graphic narrative, and more. Yes, texts come in a variety of forms. So here are our top five favorite works that just exude sexuality.

Freud1. The Bio-Graphic Novel Freud For Beginners by Richard Appignanesi and Oscar Zarate.  A summary of Freud’s life and works, in Graphic Novel format. Be ready, if you read this in public and people can see the illustration- you’ll be stared at. Incredibly wonderful, but graphic, drawings surround his theories, which are broken down quite nicely so that anyone can understand them. A favorite among all types of students. Check out the other “For Beginners” series.

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Event Review: 25th Annual MALAS Commencement

Reviewed by Nam Tran, Edited by Allie Schulz

Before me stood the delinquently mad and madly delinquent members of a guild comprised of a generation of polymaths, the future and new renaissance of a world awaiting its metamorphosis: the students and professors in the infamous MALAS- Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences- program at San Diego State University. The experiment beckoned for a mixture of equal parts curiosity, discipline, and support with emphasis on the “INTER-.” The dynamicisms originated from the conception of a motley crew of innovative pioneers. The idea was that a fusion of seemingly disconnected disciplines could yield a group of people to become capable and forward, backward, multi-directional thinking individuals. The experiment was a success and has continued to be a success for 25 years. That success, revealed by program director Bill Nericcio, is in large part because the program is filled with professors of the “people-person” genre. Continue reading

Update: Giveaway Extended until May 15

To celebrate our interview with Bill Nericcio we’ve decided to host a giveaway!  As we will be reviewing the two brand-new graphic novels by Gilbert Hernandez in the upcoming edition of Diversions —  coming out May 8th, mark your calendar — and since Bill is the one who introduced us here at Diversions to Hernandez, we’re going to give away the books after we review them!

That’s right, we put together a set of two First Edition graphic novels: Marble Season and Julio’s Day.

*Hot off the press and ready for your reading pleasure, but sorry, we can only ship in the U.S. or Canada**

To enter, please do all three:

1) Like our facebook page: Diversions

2) Share our blog link via twitter (please write @diversions_lit when sharing the link on twitter)

3) Leave a comment here on this post, telling us what your favorite comic book or graphic novel is and why. It can be short and sweet, no long answer is necessary!

The deadline to enter this contest is May 15th.

Good luck and we can’t wait to see your entries!