Reviews of Comics and the Body
“I daresay it is destined to become a canonical book”
- Alaniz, José, “Comics and the Body: Drawing, Reading and Vulnerability by Eszter Szép (review)” INKS- The Journal of the Comics Studies Society, 2022, vol. 6, no. 1. DOI: 10.1353/ink.2022.0004
“As such, Comics and the Body lays the foundation for an exciting new path for comics studies, a path that fully plumbs two related aspects of graphic literature that have long been remarked upon, but never thoroughly explored.”
- Gregory, Chase, “Comics and the body: drawing, reading, and vulnerability. Studies in comics and cartoons by Szép, Eszter, Columbus, Ohio State University Press, 2020. ISBN: 978-0-8142-5772-2”, The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1080/21504857.2022.2032232
“Finally, although Szép primarily focuses on the questions of cognition, embodiment, and drawing in non-fictional comics, her research could be a valuable resource for reading fictional comics, which too engage with imagining and imaging the other.”
- Sangai, Shreya, “Comics and the Body: Drawing, Reading and Vulnerability by Eszter Szép (2020) Studies in Comics, 2021, vol. 12, no 1. https://doi.org/10.1386/stic_00059_5
“As such, it is refreshing that this monograph opens with Szép’s own embodied act of cognition, experiencing a visceral reaction to a moment of bodily vulnerability in Miriam Katin’s autobiographical comic Letting It Go (Katin 2013)”
- Godfrey-Meers, Andrew, “A/effective Bodies: A Review of Eszter Szép’s Comics and The Body: Drawing, Reading, and Vulnerability (2020)”, The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship 2021, vol. 11, no. 1. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/cg.4796
“Szép’s monograph is a delicate and considerate exploration of vulnerability expressed and experienced through comics, successfully merging comics theories with embodiment theory”
- Szarvas, Réka, “Review of Comics and the Body: Drawing, Reading, and Vulnerability” Americana E-journal, 2021, vol. 17, no.1. online, link
Published in December 2020 by Ohio State University Press.
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About Comics and the Body
“The exuberance of the prose and lovely phrasing beautifully offset the topic, which is exceptionally well-researched as well as being very clearly elaborated. The book was a pleasure to read and has the potential to reshape scholarly engagements with the material and affective dimensions of comics reading processes.”
—Kate Polak, author of Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics (OSU Press, 2017)
“Eszter Szép’s book provides an analysis of the body that is currently undiscussed in the field, not only filling a gap in existing scholarship but also developing a new lens for analysis that highlights the potential for further research and study.”
—Harriet Earle, comics scholar and lecturer
Kép-regény-történet: A kilencedik művészet ikonjai Magyarországon
I was the editor if this bilingual catalog accompanying a major exhibition on the history of Hungarian comics at the National Széchényi Library in 2018 that I was co-curator of.
Publisher: National Széchényi Library, Budapest, 2018.
Turning the Page: Gendered Identities in Contemporary Literary and Visual Cultures
Edited by Kata Gyuris, Eszter Szép, and Dóra Vecsernyés. L’Harmattan, Budapest, 2018.
You can download Turning the Page here.
I am available for lecturing, teaching courses, reviewing, editing, and managing in both academic and non-academic contexts.
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