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
University of Nebraska Press has launched its comics studies series with a long-needed focus: “By looking at understudied and overlooked texts, artists, and publishers, Encapsulations facilitates a move away from the same “big” and oft-examined texts. Instead the series uses more diverse case studies to explore new and existing critical theories in tune with an interdisciplinary, intersectional, and global approach to comics scholarship.” I am … Continue reading Encapsulations: Critical Comics Studies – Editorial Board
2018: The year most of my projects bloomed, when I finished my PhD, when I reworked my PhD thesis into a book (added 2 chapters, took one away) (to be published in 2020). In terms of non-academic achievements, I organized (almost alone) the comics festival in May, co-curated a major exhibition on comics in the National Széchényi Library, opened Hungary’s first community comics library. Basically … Continue reading 2018 – My publications
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
This term I’m really lucky and really busy: I can teach two very interesting courses at two universities here at Budapest. I have been responsible for the content of both courses, and I have spent a lot of time thinking about what to do, what to teach, and how. Though preparing one’s own syllabus is complicated, enjoying the confidence of my employers is an amazing thing. I … Continue reading Teaching and Syllabi 2018
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.
I’ll be talking at a panel at the 7th International Comics and Medicine Conference in Dundee in a couple of days (link). The topic of this year’s conf is “Stages and Pages”, and here is my abstract: Presence and Disappearance – The surface of the page and narrating sexual abuse in the works of Debbie Drechsler and Katie Green The paper focuses on autobiographically … Continue reading Abstract – Presence and Disappearance: The surface of the page and narrating sexual abuse in the works of Debbie Drechsler and Katie Green