“The Serial Life of the Yellow Kid”
Christina Meyer TU Braunschweig (Brunswick))
Discutant : Nicolas Labarre
Christina Meyer is Visiting Professor of American Studies and Teaching English as a Foreign Language in the Institute of English and American Studies at the TU Braunschweig (Brunswick), Germany. She is the author of Producing Mass Entertainment: The Serial Life of the Yellow Kid (Ohio State UP, 2019, nominated for the 2020 Eisner Award in the category “Best Academic/ Scholarly Work”), and War and Trauma Images in Vietnam War Representations (Olms, 2008). She is co-editor of New Perspectives on American Comic Books and Graphic Novels (a special edition of the journal Amerikastudien / American Studies, 2011) and Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads (2013). Her most recent publication isTransmedia Practices in the Long Nineteenth Century (Routledge, 2022, co-edited with Monika Pietrzak-Franger). Her areas of research include popular culture, visual culture, periodical studies, comics studies, modernity, seriality, transmediality, children’s literature, and trauma.