Sketching/Scripting Women: Dominique Goblet on her graphic novels

Sketching/Scripting Women: Dominique Goblet on her graphic novels
Date
27 October 2017, 5.00pm - 8.00pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Speaker: Dominique Goblet

Since the mid-1990s, female artists have become an increasingly visible presence in the bande dessinée (the French-language graphic novel), an art form with which women were previously rarely associated.

Belgian artist Dominique Goblet began her career during this industry evolution and in this seminar will discuss her oeuvre, in English, including the recent translation of her graphic novel Faire semblant, c’est mentir into English.

There will be a wine reception following the seminar.

Organiser: Catriona MacLeod


On the ‘Sketching/Scripting Women' Seminars:

Since the mid-1990s, female artists have become an increasingly visible presence in the bande dessinée (the French-language graphic novel), an art form with which women were previously rarely associated. Although study of the manner in which Anglo-American female creators script and visually embody their experiences as women has developed to a limited extent in recent years (c.f. Graphic Women by Hillary Chute (2010); Graphic Details: Jewish Women's Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews edited by Sarah Lightman (2014)), research concerning the work of Francophone female graphic novelists, whilst slowly increasing, remains sparse. The primary goal of these seminars is therefore to contribute to the development of research into female bande dessinée creation.

To begin the seminar series, two artists will speak about their work. Dominique Goblet, a Belgian graphic novelist, will speak in London and Johanna Schipper, a Dutch-born artist who writes in French, will speak at the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) in March 2018. Schipper was the first recipient of the Prix Artémisia, an award created to honour the best female-created bande dessinée published each year.


Generously supported by the Cassal Trust Fund


All are welcome to attend this free event. Places are limited so please register to reserve your place

 

Contact

Cathy Collins
cathy.collins@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8738