Lectures

Invited talks

  • 2022 Violence, Politics, and the Graphic Novel, online panel organized by Columbia Maison Francaise and the Hayman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University, 17 February 2022. YouTube.
  • 2021 “The Drawn Line in Comics” Guest lecture at the American University of Beirut, 6 October 2021.
  • 2021 “Comics and the Body” Guest lecture at the Harvard Extension school, 8 April 2021.
  • 2020 I was a guest of Prof. Frederick Luis Aldama’s videocast series. My topic was “The Body and the Vulnerability of the Line” Link
  • 2018 “The Weight of Abuse: Figural Representations and Abstract Elements in Katie Green’s Lighter Than My Shadow.”3rd Conference on Tendencies in Contemporary Hungarian Comics and Comics Scholarship. Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, 18-19 May 2018
  • 2017 “Comics in the Congo. The visual world of Kittenberger.” 2nd Conference on Tendencies in Contemporary Hungarian Comics and Comics Scholarship. University of Pécs, Department of Communication and Media Studies, 5-6 May 2017
  • 2016 “Pictorial Embodiment and Self-representation in Autobiographical Comics.” 1st Conference on Tendencies in Contemporary Hungarian Comics and Comics Scholarship. Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania, 6-7 May 2016

Invited Non-Academic Talks, Roundtables, and Interviews (selection)

  • 2021 roundtable discussion on women in comics, PesText Festival, Budapest, 24 Sept 2021
  • 2021 roundtable discussion on biopoetics and criticism, organized by Műút Literary and Cultural Journal, Három Holló, Budapest, 23 Sept 2021
  • 2021 book launch of Anna Krztoń’s graphic memoir, 13 May 2021, online
  • 2021 I moderated a discussion on Franco-Belgian comics called “Representing What Cannot Be Noticed.” Guests Zeina Abirached, Mathieu Burniat and Attila Futaki, organized by the French Institute and the Belgian Center, Budapest, 13 April 2021, online
  • 2019 participant of a roundtable discussion on The Body in Fantasy, ViTa, Budapest, 30 Nov
  • 2019 I opened an exhibition of the works of Hungarian comics artist Márk László – Very Bad Dreams, Klauzál13 Gallery, Budapest 10 May
  • 2018 I opened the Kids’n’Comics exhibition at the Youth Art Gallery, Budapest, 7 Sept