Wednesday, November 12 | Writing and Teaching Graphic Memoirs:
A Unique Way ofÂ Documenting Culture and Language
DaniÃ¨le Archambault, Ph.D.
6 pm – 7:30 pm, Board Room, Humanities Center, Stanford University
Sponsored by the Graphic Narrative Project
Graphic memoirs provide an important window into changing cultural landscapes through their form, allowing for the combination of images of everyday life with colloquial language. Dr. DaniÃ¨le Archambault, a linguist and cartoonist, as a graphic memoir author documented the culture and language of QuÃ©bec in the 1950â€™s, the last years of the so-called Great Darkness. In subsequent years she has taught others how to write graphic memoirs, further enabling her understanding of the varying constitutions of cultural heritage. Through reflecting on her current experience as the author of the webcomic blog Une annÃ©e sans alcool (A Year without a Drink), she will trace the trajectory of her stories from personal reflections to acts of social questioning, and from what she initially understood as simply a publishing platform to what she now regards as a new form of interactive art.
DaniÃ¨le Archambault, Ph.D. (Linguistics) is a researcher, author, and educator who is interested in comics as a way to document a societyâ€™s cultural and linguistic landscape. She is the author of three graphic memoir series: Stairway stories, QuÃ©bec-California, and Une annÃ©e sans alcool. Originally from MontrÃ©al, she now lives in Palo Alto, where she is artist-in-residence.
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The Graphic Narrative Project is a Geballe Research Workshop with the Stanford Humanities Center. From woodblock prints to manga, comics to animation, we discuss the many forms of graphic narrative. https://mailman.stanford.edu/