Chris Reyns-Chikuma is a professor at the University of Alberta (Canada). He teaches courses in French on francophone cultures (especially bande dessinée, French comics) and in English on “comics” (especially superhero & graphic novels) and comparative literature. His research focusses on “comics” (including bande dessinée and manga). His recent publications are: a book on the French comics publishing house Glénat (2021), a book co-edited with two colleagues entitled Brussels-1900-Vienna: Networks in literature, Visual and Performing Arts, and Other Cultural Practices (2022), and two articles 1) on the influence of manga on Canadian comics (The Comics Grid, June 2021) and 2) on “Drawn Pictures” in a Franco-Albertan newspaper, La Survivance (CEFCO, Dec. 2021). He is also one of the co-founder of the website on “Beyondthe2solitudes.” He regularly organizes small exhibitions on comics on campus, in public libraries, and in art galleries (CAVA).
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