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The Comics Grid Webinar Series: Troubling Boundaries, Leaking Forms: Reading Bechdel's Fun Home and Carroll's Through the Woods with Dr Jeanette D'Arcy and Dr Miranda Corcoran.

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Troubling Boundaries, Leaking Forms: Reading Bechdel's Fun Home and Carroll's Through the Woods with Dr Jeanette D'Arcy and Dr Miranda Corcoran.

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On this inaugural webinar co-hosted by Paula Clemente Vega (Open Library of Humanities) and Dr Ernesto Priego (editor, The Comics Grid; City, University of London) panelists Dr Jeanette D'Arcy (University of South Wales) and Dr Miranda Corcoran (University College Cork) will discuss their respective Comics Grid articles on Alison Bechdel's Fun Home (2006) and Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods (2014). 

Participants are strongly encouraged to read both articles in preparation for the webinar.  

Articles to discuss: 

• D’Arcy, J., 2019. Troubling Boundaries and Negotiating Dominant Culture: Fun Home as a Transmedial Text. The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, 9(1), p.17. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/cg.146

• Corcoran, M., 2020. Bleeding Panels, Leaking Forms: Reading the Abject in Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods (2014). The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, 10(1), p.5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/cg.198 

 The Comics Grid Webinar Series will offer an online opportunity to chat live with authors about their articles published recently in the journal. Each episode will focus on two articles whose potential thematic and/or methodological interconnections can be explored and contrasted in order to stimulate scholarly discussion, collective learning and further research. 

This event is organised by the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With initial funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any kind of author fee.

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    Dr Jeanette D'Arcy is an independent scholar who gained her PhD at the University of South Wales’ Atrium in Cardiff. Her research interests include performance and theatre studies, adaptation and transmedia, intersectional feminism, the canon and popular culture, and the Gothic. In 2019 she presented on 'The Woman in Black' at Manchester Metropolitan's 1980s Gothic Symposium, and on 'Adaptation and Oscillation' at UEA's 'Media Journeys' Symposium. Her interview with Dyad Productions about their adaptation of Jane Eyre appeared in JAFP in 2016. She's on Twitter @jeanettedarcy1.

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    Dr Miranda Corcoran is a lecturer in twenty-first-century literature at University College Cork. Her research interests include popular fiction, sci-fi, horror and the gothic. She is currently writing a monograph on adolescence and witchcraft in American popular culture. She is also the co-editor (with Steve Gronert Ellerhoff) of Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction: Ray Bradbury's Elliott Family (Routledge, 2020). She's on Twitter @middleagedwitch.

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    Hosts: Paula Clemente Vega (Open Library of Humanities) and Dr Ernesto Priego (editor, The Comics Grid; City, University of London). They are both on Twitter, @Paula_C_Vega and @ernestopriego.

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