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Confirmed keynote speaker

Drawing Connections – Comics as Art and Inquiry, Symposium at Malmö University November 15–16, 2024. 

See CFP here:

Dr. Harriet EH Earle. Photo: Sheffield Hallam University

We are happy to announce that Dr Harriet EH Earle FHEA, Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing, Sheffield Hallam University, will present a keynote.

Harriet Earle (Hattie) is a lecturer and researcher in comics and popular culture. Her current research brings fibre arts and needlework into conversation with comics. What connections can we make between these two artistic forms and to what end? If we broaden our working definitions of comics to include narrative needlework, how does our understanding of both fields change – who is included and what is gained? Hattie considers the politics and poetics of the needle as a tool for creating narratives that give voice and power to [previously] silen[ced/t] communities. 

Profile at Sheffield Hallam University:


Global Perspectives in Comics Studies (Routledge)

Comics: An Introduction (Routledge 2020)
Comics, Trauma, and the New Art of War (U. Press Miss. 2017)


Earle, H. (2024). How do comics engage with the Vietnam War? Two photography case studiesAmericana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture, 22 (2). https://americanpopularculture.com/journal/articles/fall_2023/earle.htm

Earle, H. (2021). Traumatic Absurdity, Palimpsest, and Play: A Slaughterhouse-Five Case StudyJournal of Graphic Novels and Comicshttp://doi.org/10.1080/21504857.2021.1951787

Earle, H. (2020). The Politics of Lace in Kate Evans’ Threads: From the Refugee Crisis (2017)The Comics Grid : Journal of Comics Scholarship, 10 (1), 13. http://doi.org/10.16995/cg.215