The Comics Grid Webinar Series – Live Chats on Comics Scholarship
Troubling Boundaries, Leaking Forms: Reading Bechdel’s Fun Home and Carroll’s Through the Woods with Dr Jeanette D’Arcy and Dr Miranda Corcoran
Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020.
Time: 4-5pm BST. Check your timezone here.
Registration: Free. Please register here.
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On this inaugural webinar co-hosted by Paula Clemente Vega (Open Library of Humanities) and Dr Ernesto Priego (editor, The Comics Grid; City, University of London) panelists Dr Jeanette D’Arcy (University of South Wales) and Dr Miranda Corcoran (University College Cork) will discuss their respective Comics Grid articles on Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home (2006) and Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods (2014).
Participants are strongly encouraged to read both articles in preparation for the webinar.
Articles to discuss:
• D’Arcy, J., 2019. Troubling Boundaries and Negotiating Dominant Culture: Fun Home as a Transmedial Text. The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, 9(1), p.17. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/cg.146
• Corcoran, M., 2020. Bleeding Panels, Leaking Forms: Reading the Abject in Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods (2014). The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, 10(1), p.5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/cg.198
Dr Jeanette D’Arcy is an independent scholar who gained her PhD at the University of South Wales’ Atrium in Cardiff. Her research interests include performance and theatre studies, adaptation and transmedia, intersectional feminism, the canon and popular culture, and the Gothic. In 2019 she presented on ‘The Woman in Black’ at Manchester Metropolitan’s 1980s Gothic Symposium, and on ‘Adaptation and Oscillation’ at UEA’s ‘Media Journeys’ Symposium. Her interview with Dyad Productions about their adaptation of Jane Eyre appeared in JAFP in 2016. She’s on Twitter @jeanettedarcy1.
Dr Miranda Corcoran is a lecturer in twenty-first-century literature at University College Cork. Her research interests include popular fiction, sci-fi, horror and the gothic. She is currently writing a monograph on adolescence and witchcraft in American popular culture. She is also the co-editor (with Steve Gronert Ellerhoff) of Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction: Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family (Routledge, 2020). She’s on Twitter @middleagedwitch.
The Comics Grid Webinar Series will offer an online opportunity to chat live with authors about their articles published recently in the journal. Each episode will focus on two articles whose potential thematic and/or methodological interconnections can be explored and contrasted in order to stimulate scholarly discussion, collective learning and further research.
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The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship seeks submissions for a new special collection: Translation, Remediation, Spread: The Global Circulation of Comics in Digital Distribution. Deadline for full-text submissions: June 2021. For full details please download our CFP.