Elettra Stamboulis

Italian Graphic Journalism: Between Testimony and Storytelling

3:00pm - 4:00pm / Wednesday 21st October 2020
Type: Seminar / Category: Research / Series: Modern Languages and Cultures Seminar Series
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Elettra Stamboulis is a comic writer, teacher, translator and art curator. A co-founder of the international Komikazen Festival of reality comics (2005-2015), she is a pioneer of graphic journalism in the Mediterranean and co-author of numerous graphic reportages and non-fictional comics. Her work is widely translated and published on a variety of underground and mainstream media such as Le Monde Diplomatique and the Italian weekly magazine Internazionale

The event will introduce the audience to the rise and development of Graphic journalism in Italy since the turn of the century, its actors and publishers, and focus on the specific experience of Stamboulis as author of reportages and non-fictional comics.

The event is hosted by Dr Barbara Spadaro and the students of the module Comics and Graphic Novels: Memory and Transcultural Mobility as part of the XX Settimana della Lingua italiana nel mondo - 20th Week of Italian in the World, dedicated to L'italiano tra parola e immagine graffiti, illustrazioni, fumetti [Italian between words and images: graffiti, illustrations, comics]. In English, open to students and staff.

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