For the list of our past activities, see here.


Reading Session with Barbara Postema (10/13/2023)- You are invited to attend our Reading Session with Dr. Barbara Postema (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) Tuesday 7 November 2023, 13h30-15h45 pm Ghent University, campus Blandijn, room Camelot   The two texts we will be discussing are: Barbara Postema, 'Establishing Relations, Photography… Read more
ACME Speaker Series June @ULB (5/31/2023)- Two lectures by two visiting PhD students at Ghent University Tuesday 13 June 2023, 10h00-12h00 am ULB, Brussels, campus Solbosch, room AY2.107 Illustration © Dupuis 2023 Goscinny/Morris The Imaginary Wild West: Transnational Tropes and the Franco-Belgian Cowboys as a Tool… Read more
ACME Speaker Series Event 12 May: Clara Vilaboa Saenz and Eva Van de Wiele (5/2/2023)- 12 May 2023 -  3 - 5 pm -  KULeuven, Mgr. Sencie Instituut MSI, room 02.15   Comics in the reading ecosystem: Discussing children’s comics as part of literary education in the Spanish Elementary School The lecture by Clara Vilaboa… Read more
Eszter Szép talk on Comics and Graphic Design (2/28/2023)- 7 March, 2023, 10:00-12:00, Faculteitszaal, Blandijnberg 2, Gent   How can we understand comics differently if we ask questions inspired by design theory and use methodologies borrowed from design practice? The talk is about an ongoing and open-ended research project aimed… Read more
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
Comics, the Children and Childishness (10/12/2022)- Comics, the Children and Childishness Ghent, Belgium, 18-19 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