Comics and Memory is an international NNCORE conference organized at the University of Ghent from April 19-21, 2017, in collaboration with the KU Leuven, UCLouvain (GRIT), and the ACME comics research group (University of Liège). This conference examines the complex relationships between comics and memory through the prisms of personal, collective, and medial forms as well as practices of remembering.

The conference is free and open to the public.

Organizing committee

Maaheen Ahmed – FWO/Universiteit Gent
Jan Baetens – KU Leuven
Stef Craps – Universiteit Gent
Björn-Olav Dozo – University of Liège
Benoît Crucifix – FNRS/Université de Liège/UCLouvain
Fabrice Preyat – FNRS/Université libre de Bruxelles
Charlotte Pylyser – FWO/KU Leuven

Scientific committee

Björn-Olav Dozo – University of Liège
Jared Gardner – The Ohio State University
Pascal Lefèvre – LUCA School of Art
Anne Magnussen – University of Southern Denmark
Fabrice Preyat – FNRS/Université libre de Bruxelles
Roger Sabin – Central Saint Martins
Rebecca Scherr – University of Oslo
Jean-Louis Tilleuil – UCLouvain


The conference is generously supported by funding from the Fonds de la recherche scientifique (FNRS), the Fonds voor wetenschappelijk onderzoek (FWO), the Commissie voor wetenschappelijk onderzoek (CWO), the Department of Literary Studies and the English section at Ghent University, the Commission Permanente Facultaire à la Recherche of the University of Liège, and the Flemish Literature Fund (VFL).