2019 GNN Symposium: Translation, Comics, and Media

April 12-13, 2019 / MSU Main Library & Wells Hall

Friday 4/12
12:00 noon – 1:15 PM Welcome / Roundtable Green Room (MSU Library, 4th Floor West)

  • Introduction to GNN Matthew Handelman, Liz Mittman, Lynn Wolff
  • Introduction to the 2019 Symposium Valentina Denzel
  • “The World of Comics.” Roundtable Juan Acevedo, Julian Chambliss, Ryan Claytor (Moderator: Rocío Quispe-Agnoli)

1:15-2:15 PM GNN Lunch Break

2:15-3:00 PM Drawing Demonstration Green Room (MSU Library, 4th Floor West)

  • Live drawing demonstration Juan Acevedo [Audience invited to draw. Bring paper, pencil, eraser] 

3:10-4:30 PM Comics and Translation Green Room (MSU Library, 4th Floor West)

  • Ashley Davis, “Perceptions of Parisian everyday life in 21st -century comics.”
  • The students of GRM 445 (Lynn Wolff), “Between Word and Image: Different Dimensions of Translation in Nora Krug’s Heimat/Belonging (2018)”  

4:40-6:00 PM Breakout Workshop Digital Scholarship Lab (MSU Library, 2nd Floor West)

  • Break-out discussions on digitizing and website (metadata, content creation for GNN website with scholarly material on graphic narratives) led by Matthew Handelman.

Saturday 4/13
9:30-11:00 AM Hands-On Workshop (MSU Wells Hall B-243)

  • “How to make comics” [Para hacer historietas ~ Wie man comix macht) Hands-on workshop with Juan Acevedo [Audience invited to draw. Bring paper, pencil, eraser]  

11:15-12:30 PM Panel 2 – Translation Theory (MSU Wells Hall B-243)

  • Safoi Babana-Hampton, “Postcolonial Narratives in French Comics: Colonial Memory, Migration, and Human Rights.”
  • Catherine Ryu and Christy Hans, “Transmedia Storytelling in Action: The Perfect Family Project”
  • Jena Whitaker, “The Commerce of Translation in Nineteenth-Century France”

12:45-2:45 PM GNN Lunch Break

3:00-4:30 PM Translation Workshop (MSU Wells Hall B-243)

  • Translating Spanish comics to German and English. All workshop participants. Ciudad de los Reyes à Kolumbus ErbenEl cuy, tira à [The guinea pig, comic strip]