The Center for American Studies at the University of Bucharest

Picturing the Perpetrator in Comics and Graphic Narratives 


to be held online

on May 7 2022

All times GMT


9:00-11:00 GMT. Panel 1. Chair: Mihaela Precup (University of Bucharest)
9:00-9:20 Tatiana Konrad (University of Vienna) Perpetrators, Victims, and “Implicated Subjects” in Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
9:20-9:40 Marietta Kosma (University of Oxford) Violence in Octavia Butler’s Kindred
9:40-10:00 Mihaela Precup (University of Bucharest) “The Big Question Remains: WHY?”: Diffuse Perpetration in Derf Backderf’s Kent State (2020)
10:00-10:20 Shreya Tripathi (The English and Foreign Languages University in India) Sensing Sanity and Insanity in the Graphic Narrative
11:30-13:30 GMT. Panel 2. Chair: Dragoș Manea (University of Bucharest)
11:30-11:50 Ananya Saha (St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata) Bullies with Backstories: Addressing Ijime in Japanese Mangas (1991-present)
11:50-12:10 Sayantani Sengupta (Bhawanipur Education Society) Evidence as a Quest in Kanshikan Tsunemori Akane
12:10-12:30 Dragoș Manea (University of Bucharest) Boxers & Saints, Terrorism, and the Logic of the Young Adult Romance