Past Event

Violence, Politics, and the Graphic Novel

February 17, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Online Event

A Virtual Roundtable with Hugo Frey, Hillary Chute, Mark McKinney, and Eszter Szep, moderated by Aubrey Gabel

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Image-text forms--like comics, caricatures, etc.--have long been a venue for depicting historical violence in wartime propaganda or in stand-out examples like Francisco Goya's woodcuts. Since Art Spiegelman first made waves with Maus, graphic novels have become an important venue for representing historical violence, and this is especially the case in French, where popular graphic novels often represent conflicts as diverse as the Algerian War, the Lebanese Civil War, or the Iranian Revolution. This panel brings together several eminent specialists in comic and graphic novels studies and in French and Comparative Literature.

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Maison Francaise