Here is the abstract of the presentation I am going to give at the Comics and Art and Design conference of the Comics Forum in Leeds, 7-8 November 2019. Cannot wait! This conference is always so inspiring. The starting point of my investigation is that comics is a drawn medium, and that this fact has intriguing consequences on how comics narratives work, how they are … Continue reading Lines, Erasure, Affect: Reading Dominique Goblet — Comics Forum, Leeds, 7-8 Nov 2019
Moving Images: Comics and Travel (conference)5 July 2019Oxford Comics NetworkUniversity of Oxford Traveling to other dimensions, mapping alien lands, and exploring the unknown both within the the mind and in one’s (new) environment are common topics of SF comics, yet in Jesse Jacobs’ comics these topics are handled in very different ways. In By This Shall You Know Him (2012), Safari Honeymoon (2014), and Crawl … Continue reading The Geometry of Interdimensional Travel: Trips to Alien Lands in Jesse Jacobs’ Comics – Abstract for Comics and Travel conf @Oxford
On 24-25 May I’ll be one of the respondents at the Performativity Conference 2019, an event organized by the Narratives of Culture and Identity Research Group. Though I am a founding member of this group, I could not take part in organizing this event because of my really intensive work on the 15th International Comics Festival at Budapest. However, I am really happy to be … Continue reading Performativity Conference – I’ll be a Respondent
Lynda Takes the Line for A Walk: Attitudes and Philosophies of Drawing in Lynda Barry’s Comics Transitions 8, 10 November, Birkbeck, University of London (detailed program) Lynda Barry’s What It Is (2008), Picture This (2009), and Syllabus (2014) are not simply educational or self-help books on making comics, they reveal Barry’s theory about drawing and about creation. In my presentation I examine what Barry’s explanatory … Continue reading Lynda Takes the Line for A Walk — Abstract for the Transitions 8 Conference
Here is the abstract of the paper I’m going to present at the Ninth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference, Retro! Time, Memory, Nostalgia, @Bournemouth University, UK, 27-29 June 2018 “Postmortemistical” Look: The Memory of Things and the Traces of Personhood in Roz Chast and Ben Katchor The paper investigates the ways personal relationships and memories are organized around objects and things, and how these are rearranged once … Continue reading “Postmortemistical” Look: The Memory of Things and the Traces of Personhood in Roz Chast and Ben Katchor — Abstract
It is difficult to place Hungary on the map of comics, and it is almost impossible to locate our output in the field of comics scholarship. As far as comics artists are concerned, some of them did find their place in Dark Horse’s or DC’s outsourced projects as pencillers or inkers, but in general Hungarian comics are not translated into English. As far as comics … Continue reading Comics Scholarship in Hungary: Edited Volume is Out
Comics Forum 2017 Comics and Space Leeds, 21-22 Sept 2017 The presentation examines the challenge the readers face when encountering textual elements in comics that are written in a language inaccessible to the reader: such textual parts create spaces of indecision in the surface of the page, and entice the reader to improvisatorially decipher their relationship to the more easily accessible parts. These textual … Continue reading Spaces of Indecision: Interpreting Foreign Language Texts in Contemporary Non-Fiction Comics – Abstract
Documenting Trauma: Comics and the Politics of Memory A Symposium hosted by the TORCH Network University of Oxford, 22.06.2017 Joe Sacco’s reportage has often been studied in ethical frameworks, as his comics have shed light on both the background of journalistic work and on the creation of narratives in the comics form. Sacco’s comics contribute to human rights discourse and the narratives have played important … Continue reading The Ethical Stakes of Style: Crosshatching and Testimony in Joe Sacco’s Comics. Abstract.
Birth, Death, and Rebirth: (Re-)Generation as Text 8–10 June, 2017 University of Bucharest The starting point of my presentation is the realization that comics is a medium of embodiment, and comics creation, as well as comics reading, are constituted by bodily performances of the artists and readers. On the example of Sacco’s unusual graphic narrative, The Great War (2013), which narrates one of the … Continue reading Comics and Haptic Reading: Bodies in Joe Sacco’s The Great War – Abstract
Tendenciák a kortárs magyar képregényben és képregénykutatásban II. PTE BTK, Kommunikáció- és Médiatudományi Tanszék május 5–6. Az előadás Somogyi György, Dobó István, és Tebeli Szabolcs Kittenberger: Fabriqué en Belgique (2016) című képregénye kapcsán Kongó mint képregényhelyszín vizuális megjelenítését, a cselekmény és a helyszín viszonyát vizsgálja három eltérő műfajú, eltérő esztétikájú, és eltérő országban készült képregényben. Az elemzés fókuszában álló Kittenberger a posztkoloniális gondolkodás kérdésfeltevéseit sikeresen … Continue reading Absztrakt – A képregény Kongóban. A Kittenberger vizuális világa.