Zoom-seminarium : “Rapporter fra sykehuset”

Hjärtligt välkomna till ett Zoom-seminarium med Hannah Tischmann, som kommer att presentera sin artikel ”Rapporter fra sykehuset – https://doi.org/10.54797/tfl.v52i2-3.6715 – med fokus på
a) hur tecknade serier kan läsas som arbetarlitteratur och
b) hur litterära skildringar av vård- och omsorgsarbete kan analyseras inom ramen för ”medicinsk humaniora”.

Hanna Tischman, førstebibliotekar. Divisjon for forskning
Universitetsbiblioteket i Stavanger
Hanna Tischman, førstebibliotekar.
Divisjon for forskning Universitetsbiblioteket
i Stavanger

Seminariet hålls 21 juni 15:00.

Länk till Zoom: https://mau-se.zoom.us/j/67137678859?from=addon

Seminariet är ett samarrangemang mellan Nordiskt nätverk för arbetarlitteraturforskning – NordArb och Malmö University Comics Hub/much

News Seminars

Gothic for Girls in British Comics

Oxford Comics Network

Thursday 9 March 2023, 5.30pm GMT Online – Registration required

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This event is part of the Oxford Comics Network Seminar Series.

Thursday 9 March 2023 (Week 8) – Registration required

Register via Eventbrite or contact comics@torch.ox.ac.uk

This talk explores the Gothic qualities of the 1970s British girls’ comics Spellbound (DC Thomson, 1976-77) and Misty (IPC, 1978-80). It asks how Gothic works in a visual medium like comics and analyses the ways in which these titles rework Gothic themes and tropes into metaphors for the real-life experiences of young female readers. It opens by giving some background to the presence of horror and the supernatural in 1970s children’s media, and the emergence of Spellbound and Misty as the part of the ‘third wave’ (or dark wave) of British girls’ comics. It then moves to explore the content of both titles, considering Gothic aesthetics (Farber 1972, Spooner 2017), the presence of horror and terror (Radcliffe 1826) and Gothic tropes (such as mirrors, masks, veils, transformation and so forth). It points towards the ways that these qualities are adapted in these stories to fit the concerns of young female readers, and concludes by suggesting that these adaptations form the basis of a ‘Gothic for Girls’ that can be recognised across many other texts and media.

Julia Round is Associate Professor of English and Comics Studies at Bournemouth University, UK. Her books include Gothic in Comics and Graphic Novels (2014), Comics and Graphic Novels (2022), and the award-winning Gothic for Girls (2019). She is one of the founders and editors of Studies in Comics journal and the Encapsulations book series. She shares her work at www.juliaround.com.

Events News Uncategorized

Seriehögen – en kartläggning

Poster: Mau risolab 2023.

Det har aldrig sålts så många serietidningar som på 70-talet. Kalle Anka, Fantomen, Min Häst, Bamse och 91:an, men också skräckserier, krigsserier, romantikserier och några misslyckade försök att introducera serier i följetongsformat. Pidde Andersson (f. 1968), manusförfattare till serier sedan 1989 och ledamot av Svenska Serieakademin kartlägger tillsammans med Gunnar Krantz (f. 1962), serietecknare och konstnärlig professor, denna guldålder i ett samtal på Malmö universitet. Samtalet utgår från varsin hög med särskilt utvalda serietidningar och sker på K3 Open Studio, Niagara.
Torsdag 16 mars kl 13.00 – 15.00 Nordenskiöldsgatan 1 och på zoom:


Samtalet är arrangerat av Malmö University Comics Hub, i samverkan med Seriearkivet.


Joe Sacco to Malmö

Joe Sacco will visit Malmö and give a talk at Författarscenen (The Writers Scene) at Malmö City Library, Sunday, March 19th at 16.00 (pm). Free entrance. The talk will be moderated by Gunnar Krantz, Malmö university.

Photo by: Michael Tierney
Calls & Conferences Uncategorized

Comics and/as Resistance

Oxford Comics Network Conference

Thursday 22 – Friday 23 June 2023 TORCH, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG, U.K.

comics and resistance

Call for Papers ‘Comics and/as Resistance’
Thursday 22 June and Friday 23 June 2023
In person at the University of Oxford (UK) and online

This conference seeks to bring together a wide range of scholars and creators to explore the poetics and politics of resistance within comics and graphic literature. Comics is a highly diverse and versatile medium, able to speak across boundaries, languages, temporalities, and cultures. This kind of formal flexibility makes it a particularly potent form for mediating resistance and resistance narratives. We understand resistance as a theme in a broad sense, from acts of political defiance to cultural practices that challenge perceived hegemonies. Resistance can also be a useful concept with which to examine the way that comics as a medium engages with categorizations, ideas about cultural legitimacy, and dominant forms of storytelling and historical representation. How are stories and histories of resistance mediated through comics? How are resisters and their agency depicted? How do comics creators contest dominant narratives and formal expectations and constraints? How is ‘resistance’ conceived of and enacted within the comics medium?

We invite papers that engage with these questions, and with resistance more broadly as a theme and/or as a mode of critical enquiry. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

· Depictions and/or mediations of historical acts of resistance, resistance networks, and the role of comics within cultural memory

· Representations of contemporary resistance movements

· Examples of comics being used to challenge dominant/hegemonic discourses and/or contribute to political discourses of resistance

· Formal conceptions of resistance within comics, for example the use of sound as a means of ‘resisting’ the silence of the medium; forms of hybridity than could be understood as resistance between text and image; resistance through the use of frames, the gutter, and text

· Histories of publication, distribution, and reception, particularly within transnational and global contexts

· Comics and/in translation

· Issues of genre, such as tensions between graphic fiction, memoir, and non-fiction

· The role of comics within pedagogies of resistance

· Comics as a collaborative form of resistance

· Comics and/as adaptation

· Graphic journalism

We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers to be delivered in English.

Please submit your abstract (max. 250 words) and a short biographical note (max. 75 words) to Dr Alex Lloyd (Lead Convenor, Oxford Comics Network) and the conference organising committee (Laura Bergin, Cailee Davis, Carolin Gluchowski, Luise Morawetz), using this form: https://forms.office.com/e/B6rsF2Fka5.

The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2023. Notifications will be made by 15 February 2023. A publication of selected papers is planned.

Please direct any queries to comics@torch.ox.ac.uk.

The Oxford Comics Network at the University of Oxford (UK) brings together students, academics, and practitioners from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds to explore the power, politics, and potential of the comics form.

News Seminars

Seminarium om tecknade serier och arbetarlitteratur

Bilder: Tommy Sundvall: ”Voi-jägarna” ur boken På äventyr i senkapitalismen (2022) och Hanna Peterssons ”Pigan”, publicerad i Galago (2011).

Välkomna till ett seminarium om tecknade serier och arbetarlitteratur som anordnas i samarbete mellan Nordiskt nätverk för arbetarlitteraturforskning och Malmö University Comics Hub .

Seminariet hålls 8 mars 15:00 och man kan delta såväl ”live” (i rum NIB0826 på Malmö universitet) som via Zoom (https://mau-se.zoom.us/j/68248942070?from=addon)

Vid seminariet presenteras två ”work in progress” som båda handlar om arbetarlitteratur och tecknade serier:

  1. Annika Olssons ”Dokumentär ’scrap-book-estetik’, tecknade serier och arbetarlitteratur”, som är tänkt att bli ett bidrag till Nordarbs nästa antologi (kommer förmodligen att presenteras muntligt).
  2. Magnus Nilssons ”Scandinavian Working-Class Comics” som är tänkt att publiceras i en antologi om skandinaviska serier och skandinavisk serieforskning (bifogas). https://comics.uni.mau.se/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2023/01/M_Nilsson_Scandinavian-Working-Class-Comics-221220.pdf

K3 research seminars with Comics Hub: Processing death and grief in graphic novels

Magnus Jonason: Måste ringa brorsan (cover)

Wed 2022-11-16 14:00 – 16:00. Niagara building, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö. NIC0541-K3 studio. (5th floor).

Magnus Jonasons autobiographical book Måste ringa brorsan (2022) deals with strong emotions like sorrow, grief and co-dependency. In contrast to many contemporary Swedish autobiographical comic artists, Jonason’s works in a realistic style and show meticulous attention to detail and setting. He originally started out as acomics artist, but has for the last decades worked with storyboards, for ad-agencys, as well as movies–  among them Tomas Alfredsson’s Låt den rätte komma in (2008) and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011). Jonasons position between often compared artforms (comics and film) poses important questions of narrative similarities as well as differences between these. The seminar will begin with an introduction by Gunnar Krantz. 

All welcome! 

The seminar is hybrid. Welcome to K3 studio or https://mau-se.zoom.us/j/62522949096

Events News

Messages From Ukraine

Gregg Bucken-Knapp & Joonas Sildre

Welcome to the joint GP, MIM and RUCARR seminar, where Prof. Gregg Bucken-Knapp, School of Public Administration at the University of Gothenburg, presents his new book “Messages from Ukraine”, co-authored with comic artist, illustrator, and graphic designer Joonas Sildre. 

When:  October 25, 3.15–5.00 CET 
Where: Zoom link https://mau-se.zoom.us/s/66628861480 

Events News

Serieforskning på Skillinge Seriefestival

2 september 2022

Omslaget till Skillinge Seriefestivals katalog 2022

Fullständigt program i pdf-format: https://comics.uni.mau.se/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2022/08/2022_PROG_SKF_6_WEB.pdf


Skillinge teater och zoom. Alla tider CET.
Zoom-länk: https://mau-se.zoom.us/j/66664381357

10:00 – 11:00
Titel: Serier och sinnesintryck i skolan
Lars Wallner, universitetslektor, Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande (IBL), Linköpings universitet. 

11:00 – 12:00
Titel: Självsyn och världsbild i tecknade serier
Kristina Arnerud Mejhammar, intendent vid Norrköpings konstmuseum.

12.00 – 13.00
Titel: Visuella genealogier i Persepolis – persisk konst och den franska nya vågen. 
Fredrik Strömberg, journalist, författare och fil. doktor i Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap


14.00 – 15.00
Titel: Manga, en affektiv form av serier
Jaqueline Berndt, professor i Japans språk och kultur, Stockholms universitet.

15.00 – 16.00
Titel: Svenska feministiska serier och aktivism 
Anna Nordenstam, professor i litteraturvetenskap, Göteborgs universitet och Margareta Wallin Wictorin, docent i konst- och bildvetenskap, Karlstads universitet

16.00 – 17.00
Titel: Serier i fackförbundspressen
Magnus Nilsson, professor i komparativ litteratur, Institutionen för Konst, Kultur och Kommunikation, K3, Malmö universitet.


Gothenburg Book Fair

Malmö University Comics Hub will present ongoing projects at Seriescenen, hosted by the Swedish Comics Association. Thursday September 22nd at 15.00 (CET). More information will follow.