Transnational Italian Comics: a Research Seminar (online)

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November 11, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Italian History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies

Transnational Italian Comics.

A Research Seminar convened by Barbara Spadaro and Daniele Comberiati for a Special Issue of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics.

University Paul Valery Montpellier, France - Zoom

11 11 2021 16h30-19h30 (CET)

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16h30: Eric Villagordo (UPVM), La Bande dessinée en mouvement. Circulation des Suds et Bande dessinée”

16h35: Barbara Spadaro (University of Liverpool) & Daniele Comberiati (UPVM), Introduction


The Italian Fumetto: Memory, Translation and Transformation/1

16h45: Loredana Polezzi (Stony Brook University), The Making of a Transnational Classic: Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese, Colonial Memory and Decolonial Remediation

16h55: Matteo Stefanelli (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), Fumetto Export. History and Recent Trends in International Circulation of Italian Comics

17h05-17h20: Discussion


The Italian Fumetto: Memory, Translation and Transformation/2

17h20: Daniele Comberiati (UPVM), Comics and Transgenerational Memory. The Dylan Dog’s case.

17h30: Chiara Giuliani (University College Cork), Collective Biographies and Transnational Identities in Primavere e Autunni and Chinamen. Un secolo di Cinesi a Milano.

17h40-17h55: Discussion


17:55-18:10 Break

Transnational Margins, Comics Activism.

18h10:  Nicoletta Mandolini (Universidade do Minho), Wonder Feminisms. Comics-Based Art-Activism against Gender Violence in Italy

18h20: Alessia Mangiavillano (Coventry University), Migrants in the Frames: Comics Journalism across the Mediterranean Border

18h30-18h45: Discussion


Graphic Journalism in the Mediterranean. A Conversation with Elettra Stamboulis.

18h45-19h05 Barbara Spadaro and Elettra Stamboulis.


Transnational Italian Comics. A response, with Ivan Pintor Iranzo (UPF)


19h30: End of the seminar


Contact Info: 

Dr Barbara Spadaro, University of Liverpool (Editor, H-ItalianDiaspora)

Dr Daniele Comberiati, University Paul Valery Montpellier