Since the mid-1990s, female artists have become an increasingly visible presence in the bande dessinée (the French-language graphic novel), an art form with which women were previously rarely associated.
Belgian artist Dominique Goblet began her career during this industry evolution and in this seminar will discuss her oeuvre, in English, including the recent translation of her graphic novel Faire semblant, c’est mentir into English.
Generously supported by the Cassal Trust Fund.
Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing
On the 'Sketching/Scripting Women' Seminars:
Although study of the manner in which Anglo-American female creators script and visually embody their experiences as women has developed to a limited extent in recent years (c.f. Graphic Women by Hillary Chute (2010); Graphic Details: Jewish Women's Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews edited by Sarah Lightman (2014)), research concerning the work of Francophone female graphics novelists, whilst slowly increasing, remains sparse. The primary goal of these seminars is therefore to contribute to the development of research into female bande dessinée creation.
Speaker(s): Dominique Goblet
Organisations: Institute of Modern Languages Research
Event date: Friday, 27 October 2017 - 5:00pm