Panel by the AG Comicforschung in Paris

2017 06 28 - 2017 07 01

The AG Comicforschung hosts an English-language panel entitled “Cartoon Bodies and Graphic Sensuality” on Saturday, 1 July 2017 as part of the annual conference of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS). Panel chair is Erwin Feyersinger (Tübingen).

Panel description (shortened):

“This panel combines four approaches to re-examine this idiosyncratic graphic sensuality: Ranging from the ambiguously emancipatory and racist traditions of physiognomically deformed bodies in the early 20th century, through their redrawing in the genre-defining art of underground comix and the political implications of their mutual naturalization and denaturalization in mainstream comics, to the yet innovative re-distribution of depicted and elicited agency in digital comics, these contributions are posed to focus the discussion of this aesthetic ambivalence and promise through four concrete analyses.”

Panel talks:

  • Lukas R.A. Wilde (Tübingen), “Interfacing (Digital) Comics: The Distribution and Negotiation of Agency and Control”
  • Markus Engelns (Duisburg-Essen), “Seeing fragmented Bodies – Towards an inherent political quality of comic books”
  • Stephan Packard (Freiburg/Cologne), “‘Striking Our Time in Its Face’: The Implausibly Denied Aggression of Caricature in Cartoons Focused Through Karl Kraus’ Battles with the Genre”
  • Véronique Sina (Bochum), “‘If only I’d had a nose job’ – Representations of the Gendered Jewish Body in the Works of Aline Kominsky Crumb”

Website of the AG Comicforschung (with extensive abstracts)

Website of the NECS conference

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