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Research interests

Barbara Postema is a Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes at Groningen University in the Netherlands. Her monograph Narrative Structure in Comics was published in a Brazilian translation in 2018. She has contributed work on comics to Image and Narrative, the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, and the International Journal of Comic Art, as well as collections such as Keywords for Comics StudiesThe Routledge Companion to Comics and Graphic NovelsThe Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel, and Abstraction and Comics. Dr. Postema is working on a project on wordless comics, considering their history, their thematics, and the ways this form allows readers to navigate non-verbal narration through sequences of images. She is co-editor of Crossing Lines: Transcultural/Transnational Comics Studies, a book series from Wilfrid Laurier University Press, a former President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics, and a current Member-at-Large for the Comics Studies Society.

Publications

Sequence

Editors’ introduction: what happens next? The young Canadians

Adding Up to What?: Degrees of Narration and Abstraction in Wordless Comics

Narrative structure in wordless comics

Long-Length Wordless Books: Frans Masereel, Milt Gross, Lynd Ward, and Beyond

Literary Theory/Narrative Theory

Silent Comics

Establishing Relations: Photography in Wordless Comics

The Visual Culture of Comics in the Last Half of the 19th Century: Comics without Words

Following the pictures: wordless comics for children

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