For the list of our past activities, see here.


Colloque: La Littérature aux Champs, 1-2 décembre, 2022, Louvain-la-Neuve/Lille (11/14/2022)- Three COMICS team and affiliated members, Benoît Glaude, Margot Renard and Maaheen Ahmed are presenting on the rural in comics and graphic novels during the conference, Literature in the Fields (La Littérature aux Champs)!   Read more
Film screening: Artists and Models (Frank Tashlin, 1955), introduced by Benoît Crucifix (11/9/2022)- Come to the KASK cinema on 29 November, 8:30 pm for a special screening of Frank Tashlin's Artists and Models., with a special introduction by Benoît Crucifix, Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at KU Leuven! Address: KASK Cinema, Godshuizenlaan 4, 9000 Ghent.… Read more
CFP: Comics, the Children and Childishness (10/12/2022)- Comics, the Children and Childishness Ghent, Belgium, 20-22 September, 2023   Comics have often been dismissed as child’s fare.  While comics scholars have long struggled with such dismissals, today they are more likely to run up against the stereotype that… Read more
Eva Van de Wiele’s thesis defense (9/19/2022)- Come on Thursday 29 to Het Pand and get in the crowd to witness Eva Van de Wiele defend her thesis, Building a Glocalised Serial for Children: Corriere dei Piccoli (1908-1923) and TBO (1917-1932), and take part in the ensuing… Read more
Transnational Insights into Comics — Study Day (9/15/2022)-   On 30 September we are organizing at Het Pand a study day on transnational circulations and influences in comics. Through six case studies, we will look at particular ways of adaptation, domestication, repurposing, and other types of transnational circulation… Read more
Redrawing photos: comics as a medium to read the family album (7/5/2022)- "Redrawing photos: comics as a medium to read the family album", presentation by María José Suárez Tuesday 5 July at 11 AM — Room 1.12 (Blandijnberg) On Tuesday morning, María José Suárez, who has been an intern with the comics… Read more
The Comics Reader and the Neoliberal Novel (7/1/2022)- "The Comics Reader and the Neoliberal Novel: Contemporary Debates on Cultural Value", talk by Christopher Pizzino Tuesday 5 July at 2 PM — Library Lab Magnel (Faculteitsbibliotheek Letteren en Wijsbegeerte)   Many different constituents seem unhappy with comics in the… Read more
Children’s Drawings in Comics · Research Workshop (4/26/2022)- Commonly drawn for children, comics have a particular link to lines drawn by children. Since at least Rodolphe Töpffer, who in 1848 praised the "liveliness of movement" of the little men doodled in the margins, children’s drawings have been regularly… Read more
Serialities Day (2/28/2022)- 13 May 2022, Faculteitsbibliotheek Letteren en Wijsgebeerte, Library Lab Magnel   10:30-12:00 Popular Serial Narratives: Genre Politics and Periodical Histories Workshop with Prof. Daniel Stein (Siegen)   12:00-13:30 Lunch break   13:30-14:30 Alain Van Passen collection visit   14:45-16:15 Sérialités… Read more
The communication format of Corriere dei Piccoli: Birth and fortune of an epoch-making magazine   (2/25/2022)- 31 March 2021, 08:30-9:45 — Blandijn, 2nd floor, room 2.25 Talk by Lorenzo Di Paola, University of Messina/University of Salerno   The Corriere dei Piccoli was born at a particular moment in Italian history, between old systems of literary communication… Read more