Understanding Children’s Comics Cultures

ISite 3i Cross-border Collaborations => 2021-2022

This project aims to strengthen informal collaborations between members of research teams in Lille and Ghent, around a corpus of comics available at the University of Ghent.

It aims to contribute to the history of transnational cultural circulations and cultural transfers (processes of translation and adaptation, the evolution of privileged genres, or the effects of imitation between magazines). It also plans to question the discourses on comics, thanks to a unique corpus of fanzines (magazines produced by fans), which offer an unprecedented inventory of the ways of considering and thinking about comics in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, when this cultural form was going through a process of legitimation.

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Responsable : Sylvain Lesage