Public lecture by Prof. Michelle Bumatay, Assistant Professor at Florida State University, followed by discussion.
Michelle Bumatay is a prominent scholar of French and Francophone Studies and Comics Studies and is one of very few focusing on French-language Sub-Saharan African and Diasporic comics. The title for this event, Black Bandes Dessinées, is taken from her current book project which describes the development of Francophone comics by cartoonists from Sub-Saharan Africa and investigates cartoonists’ verbal-visual strategies in their representations of everyday life in Africa and the Diaspora.
The lecture and accompanying events will be conducted in English.
Wednesday April 17 PM (Time and Location TBD) • Office hours with Prof. Bumatay • Sign-up (link forthcoming)
Thursday April 18 Noon (Time and Location TBD) • Brown Bag Conversation with Prof. Bumatay for Graduate Students • Submit a question (link forthcoming)
Organizer: Peter Russella