Comic Books and Digital Editions

Nicky will be joining us from English at Queen’s!

I am attending THATCamp so I can learn more about DH and its intersections with my own area of research. Currently, I am working on projects that explore the reader’s relationship with comic books and I am fascinated with how digital editions of comics often control the reader’s ability to read comics by forcing panels to be read in a particular order.

I am currently in my first year of my PhD at Queen’s University where my research focuses on narratives dependent on text and image. Lately, I have also entered into a deep love affair with eco-criticism. While I have mastered things like facebook and my email account, my true passion lies in wasting countless hours playing Temple Run on my iPad.

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One Response to Comic Books and Digital Editions

  1. Alana says:

    I think the question of whether print or digital media allow the reader more freedom is really succinctly captured by the issue of classic comic panels, which as you say can be manipulated by different viewing software to become a (more) linear narrative than in print, where the past and present are simultaneous with the narratively “present” panel…

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