PCEA 2020

Featured Speakers

Danette DiMarco, Professor and Chair, Department of English,
Slippery Rock University
Thursday, April 23rd
Noon to 2pm

DiMarco has published in various journals including Mosaic, Papers on Language and Literature, Sagetrieb,  College Literature, and Teaching English in the Two-Year College. Her work has also been included in the edited collections Multiethnic American Literatures: Essays for Teaching Context and Culture, Misfit Children: An Inquiry into Childhood Belongings, The Sea and the Literary Imagination, Eloquent Images, and Inhabited by Stories: Critical Essays on Tales Retold. She is experienced in face-to-face, blended, and online instructional experience in World, British, Caribbean, and Environmental literatures and in the teaching of transcendental meditation. She previously served five years as the faculty fellow for SRU’s Center for Teaching and Learning.

Marcel Walker, Artist
Thursday, April 23rd 
5:30 pm - 6:45pm

The Robert M. Smith Student Center, Slippery Rock University

Image Credit: Sasaki Associates, Inc. 

Walker is an award-winning graphic-prose creator and expert in social applications for comic book art. He was voted 2017’s Best Local Cartoonist by readers of The Pittsburgh City Paper in its annual “Best of Pittsburgh” poll; and awarded a 2018 BMe Community Genius Fellowship for his work in the arts and related community activity. Walker is the lead artist, book designer and project coordinator for the acclaimed comic book series, “CHUTZ-POW! SUPERHEROES OF THE HOLOCAUST,” published by The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. He is president of the board of directors of  The ToonSeum, Pittsburgh’s Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art.