For the list of our past activities, see here.


PatrimoniaLitté séminaire: Périodiques de jeunesse (21 février, 14h-16h) (1/24/2024)- La deuxième séance du séminaire PatrimoniaLitté sur la patrimonialisation des cultures populaires et médiatiques aura lieu à la bibliothèque de la Faculté des Arts de l'Université de Gand (Library Lab Loveling), 21 février du 14h à 16h.   Périodiques de jeunesse Maaheen… Read more
Comics Productions: Stitching, Inking, Photocopying (13 March 2024) (1/22/2024)-   We're delighted to organize a symposium on comics productions with Gareth Brookes (University of the Arts London), Paul Williams (University of Exeter) and Sylvain Lesage (Université de Lille)! Everyone's welcome! Abstracts of the talks are available here. Read more
ACME/COMICS lecture by Ivan Lima Gomes, 4 January 2024 (12/19/2023)-   Ivan Lima Gomes, Politics and criticism in the Latin American comics world during the 1960s and 1970s 4 January 2024, 2:00-3:30 PM, Camelot room, third floor, Blandijn   We are delighted to welcome Ivan Lima Gomes who will give… Read more
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