This project investigates contemporary developments in comics and graphic novels from a global perspective, with a focus on issues of identity and migration. How are the comics medium and its genres used to bear witness to the past, narrate collective and individual histories, and explore possible and impossible alternatives?
Project manager Mike Classon Frangos Participating organizations Linnaeus University Financier Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies Timetable 2020–2021 Subject English, Literary Studies (Department of Languages, Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
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The project focuses on African American and African comics and graphic novels that chart utopian alternatives, drawing from the 20th century history of speculative fiction from the Black Atlantic. I have also worked with refugee narratives and the form of the graphic memoir in contemporary comics.