Prof. Sergio Brancato’s lecture on comics

This is a lecture which was originally intended for the graduate and postgraduate students attending the AIPI Summer School 2021 Ricerca a fumetti. We warmly thank Prof. Sergio Brancato for his enganging talk.

Prof. Sergio Brancato (University of Naples, Italy) explains the context in which comics managed to address and thrive with the masses while scholarly attention was limited during the first half of the twentieth century. He chronologically guides us as an audience through the research done on comics in the twentieth century, mainly but not exclusively, from a sociological perspective.