For the list of our past activities, see here.


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 November 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
Digital comics: media and generational transformations (2/25/2022)- 3 March 2021, 11:30-12:30 — Blandijn, first floor, Faculteitszaal Talk by Lorenzo Di Paola, University of Messina/University of Salerno   Comics are a very particular medium capable of living between the fragile boundaries that separate the various media narratives. A… Read more
Children Characters in Thai Comics (1/4/2022)- Nicolas Verstappen, lecturer at the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University, will come on Wednesday 5th January to give a talk on children characters in Thai comics. He is the author of a recent first English-language historical overview of comics in… Read more
Comics Strike Back — Call for Papers (11/22/2021)- Our colleague Giorgio Busi Rizzi organizes a conference on digital comics which will take place in Ghent next summer, 11 to 13 July 2022: Comics Strike Back: Digital Comics, Digital Audiences, Digital Practices: Digital comics encompass a variety of works,… Read more