“Comics as Orientation Devices”

Kelp-Stebbins, Kate. “Comics as Orientation Devices”. Comics Studies Here and Now. Routledge. 2018.

Examining controversies surrounding French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, and Belgian series The Adventures of Tintin, as well as specific works such as Magdy El-Shafee’s Metro and Mazen Kerbaj’s Samandal piece “Suspended Time Vol. 1: The Family Tree,” the chapter analyzes readerly orientations that are diagrammed and contested through engagements with graphic narratives.

Fields of Focus: Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Comics and Cartoon Studies, Cultural Studies, Film and Media Studies, Literary and Critical Theory, Postmodern and Contemporary Literary Studies, Visual Culture