Ed Talk – Comics literacy in Italian language courses: combining textual and visual elements to enhance students’ analytical skills (Notre Dame, 03/19)

In this talk, Sara will show how she integrated comics and cartoons into intermediate and lower advanced Italian language classes. She will also discuss how comics’ hybridity of text and image encourages students to look at works from different perspectives, therefore adopting a more holistic approach in their analysis. Moreover, through the review of her course on... Continue Reading →

Panels on Panels

The Indiana University Comics Studies Group is pleased to announce our first conference, Panels on Panels, to be held on Thursday, February 13th and Friday, February 14th, 2020 in the Global and International Studies Building (Indiana University). For this inaugural conference, we have the pleasure to host as keynote speaker Scott Bukatman, professor of Media Studies at Stanford University. Panels on Panels is a two-day interdepartmental... Continue Reading →

“Luigi Bernardi e l’immaginario Pop”

January 17th I will participate in the roundtable "Luigi Bernardi e l'immaginario pop" and I will talk about Luigi Bernardi and his experience as editor of comics (L'Isola Trovata and Orient Express). Here is the link to the website of the event.

Comics Studies Group at IU

Starting from this semester 2019, Indiana University has an (almost) official Comics Studies Group. In Frebruary we will hold our first conference, "Panels on Panels". Stay tuned for more details!!

SaMLA 2017

This paper seeks to examine the categories of “high” and “low” within the medium of comics itself, through the example of the Italian comics magazine Orient Express (1982-1985). Founded by Luigi Bernardi, Orient Express was one of the many “auteur comics magazines” that in those decades imported a Franco-Belgian format into Italy. However, this editorial... Continue Reading →

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