Current seminars


Another Houellebecq: through Nicloux’s lens

François Massonnat (Villanova University)

Thursday, 14th October 2021, 5 p.m., online.


Seeing Amazonia in times of environmental change

Marcos Colón (Florida State University and Winthrop-King Institute)

Thursday, 11th November 2021, 5 p.m., online and Humanities Lecture Theatre.


An illustrated anthology of Camões: a global poet for today

André Carrilho (independent artist), Hélder Macedo (King’s College, London), and Thomas Earle (University of Oxford)

Respondent: Filipa Medeiros Araújo (University of Coimbra)

Thursday, 18th November 2021, 5 p.m., online roundtable.


Celebrating diversity: a St Andrew’s Day a re-look at the Stirling Maxwell Collection

Peggy Brunache, Laurence Grove and Moira Rankin on (University of Glasgow)

Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 5 p.m., online but live from GUL Special Collections

Linschoten and his Itinerario (1595-1597): a revisitation of the illustrations related to the Portuguese empire

Onésimo T. Almeida (Brown University)

Thursday, 11th February 2021, 5 p.m.


Torpedo Boy vs. Guston: reading race in comics/art

Emmy Waldman (Harvard University)

Thursday, 25th February 2021, 5 p.m.


We can remember it for you wholesale: newspaper comics, disposability, and preservation at the bleeding edge of new media

Mariella Villalobos (independent illustrator/designer)

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 5 p.m.


Emblem Underground – postgraduate edition

A roundtable presentation of postgraduate emblem scholars (see separate CfP)

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 4 p.m. Note the different time of this event.


Please note that all our seminars will be online, via Zoom. To register to attend, please go to our Eventbrite site