Tahneer Oksman is Assistant Professor of Academic Writing at Marymount Manhattan College. Her research and teaching interests include autobiography studies, graphic novels and comics, Jewish American literature, and writing studies. In addition to her academic work, Tahneer has published reviews and interviews related to her interests in publications like The Forward, Public Books, The Comics Journal, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, and she is the graphic narratives reviews editor for the online literary journal, Cleaver Magazine (http://www.cleavermagazine.com/).
Pronouns: she/her/hers I am a first generation PhD and librarian from a working-class White settler family in Northern Ontario, Canada. I lived in Toronto for several years before relocating to the United States in 2015 in order to join the curatorial staff at Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. During my graduate studies, I worked at the rare book library and research centre, Joseph Sablé Centre for 19th Century French Studies, and taught undergraduate French as a Second Language and French Cultural Studies courses in the Department of French at the University of Toronto. My interdisciplinary doctoral dissertation focused on publishers of poetry in 19th century France and entailed several summers of conducting research at the Bibliothèque nationale de France and at the Archives départementales de l’Orne. My current research has shifted towards the study of contemporary graphic novels and comic book culture and to special collections librarianship.
I hold MAs in Modern Languages and Literature (UCLouvain) and Literary Theory (KU Leuven) and I am currently pursuing a PhD degree at the University of Liège and at UCLouvain, under the support of a F.R.S.-FNRS fellowship (Aspirant). My thesis focuses on comics memory in the contemporary graphic novel, with a particular emphasis on material acts of reframing and redrawing. My research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals as Filter, The Comics Grid, European Comic Art, Mémoires du livre, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, Inks and Recherches en communication; and I have written about comics for critical platforms as du9, Graphixia, Sekvenser, Gorgonzola and Töpfferiana. I am a member of the ACME Comics Research Group and of the editorial team of Comicalités: Studies in Graphic Culture.
contemporary anglophone literatures
Film; Theatre; Comics and Graphic Novels; Digital Humanities; Gender Studies; LGBT studies; German
American Studies, Cultural Studies, U.S. Literatures and Politics, Transnationalism, Comics and Graphic Novels
comics/graphic novels, 20th century American literature, Literature of the American South, African American literature
Profession, Adaptation Studies, Romanticism, Victorian, Gothic, Gender Studies, Comics and Graphic Novels, Cultural Studies, Film, Theater History, Comparative Media
Twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, modernism, history and theory of the novel, popular print culture, genre fiction, comics and graphic narrative
Dr. A. David Lewis is a college educator and comics studies scholar, most recently co-editing Muslim Superheroes: Comics, Islam, and Representation with Martin Lund. He is also the co-editor of Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels as well as Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age. Dr. Lewis also serves on the board of NuDay Syria and has expanded his work to include the field of Graphic Medicine, specifically the representation of cancer in comics narratives.