Discussion of 'Longform' anthology of Indian comics

There is no seminar this week, but please join us on 29 October for a general discussion on Longform, a recent collection of Indian comics. Specific comics for consideration will be circulated in advance, and we shall also welcome Samira Nadkarni, who will discuss Longform’s contribution in relation to the wider comics industry in India.

Samira Nadkarni teaches undergraduate English literature in Mumbai. She is a working maritime journalist and sub-editor. She has previously published articles on New Media Activism and its responses to India’s 2012 “rape crisis”, as well as an analysis of entrenched kyriarchal systems in the Firefly comic, Better Days. Her forthcoming publications include articles on NBC’s Hannibal and racialised cannibalism, the limits of racebending in Hamilton and its fanworks, analysing empire and portal narratives in transmedial adaptations of Jumanji, and queer upper caste identities in ALTBalaji’s Romil and Jugal.

Those who wish to attend and want to be circulated the scan in advance are welcome to email Leen Van Broeck – leen.vanbroeck@medsci.ox.ac.uk, or subscribe to the mailing list.