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CWC Event: Reading/Writing Comics (A Discussion on the Politics of the Visual)

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Centre for Writing and Communication is glad to invite you to its workshop ‘Reading/Writing Comics: A Discussion on the Politics of the Visual.’

The program will give a brief history of comics from 18th century onwards in the context of its production. Taking a leaf from Dorfmann and Martellart’s critique of the Disney empire, How to Read Donald Duck, this program will engage students in the critique of these supposedly innocuous and ‘apolitical’ texts.The workshop will acquaint students with the methods of engaging with the structure and form of comics, locating it both in its material history as a popular ‘object’ – given its circulation – as well as look at the visual grammar associated with panels, colours, placement, lines, and speech bubbles. This will be accompanied by a brief discussion on the ideological underpinnings of what engineers the ‘popular’ and the readership this arrangement seeks to engender.

Suniti Madaan has a doctorate from Centre for English Studies, JNU. For her doctoral thesis she worked on the popular Indian English comics, Tinkle. She teaches English at Sri Venkateswara College (Delhi University). She is interested in comics, popular literature, cultural studies and children’s literature.

You can register for the event here: https://forms.gle/MAWhNaKsKnLjxLXg6

Registration will close on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 1 PM.

A Zoom link will be shared with registered participants prior to the workshop.

Suniti Madaan (2)


January 29
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm