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“Graphic and Digital Keats: ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’ in Poetry Comics” – An Article by Brian Bates

Brian Bates, a Romanticism scholar teaching at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, California, has published an article on the subject of three graphic adaptations of John Keats’s 1819 poem, “La Belle Dame Sans Merci.” Along with my … Continue reading

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Italian Erotic Comics at the CSSC Conference

I will be presenting a paper at the conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics, which takes place this weekend in Toronto, May 8 to 10, in collaboration with the Toronto Comics Art Festival. My presentation, which is based … Continue reading

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Theorizing Poetry Comics

Nicolas Labarre has written a great article for his blog on visual culture on the subject of adapting poetry into comics. http://culturevisuelle.org/essaysincomics/?p=72 Although the article is in French, Nicolas demonstrates his ideas through a series of his own adaptations of … Continue reading

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“Explain Yourself!” My First Academic Article

My article entitled “Explain Yourself: The Projector (1971) by Martin Vaughn-James” appears in the recently published Fall 2013 issue of the International Journal of Comic Art. http://www.ijoca.com/  Drawing from one of two case studies in my soon-to-be-completed master’s thesis, this … Continue reading

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