Benoît Crucifix

Benoît Crucifix is assistant professor Cultural Studies at KU Leuven and researcher at the Royal Library of Belgium, working on the FED-tWIN “Pop Heritage” project.
As a FNRS doctoral fellow at the Universities of Liège and Louvain, he completed a dissertation on the gestures of transmission that shape and organize comics memory in the contemporary North-American graphic novel. His previous post-doctoral research project, as part of the ERC-funded research program “COMICS” at UGent, focused on children’s drawing and creative tactics of child readers in European comics.
He is interested in the cultural practices that move and reframe existing comics in a variety of contexts and settings. His first monograph, Drawing from the Archives. Comics Memory in the Contemporary Graphic Novel, was published in 2023 by Cambridge University Press. He co-edited with Maaheen Ahmed the essay collection Comics Memory: Archives and Styles (Palgrave, 2018) and with ACME the two-volume Abstraction and Comics | Bande dessinée et Abstraction (PULg | 5c, 2019). His article on Charles Burns’ swipe files was awarded the CSS Article Prize. He is a member of the ACME research group, is active in the network La Brèche and he intermittently writes for zines in print and online.