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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Hillary Chute

Hillary Chute is a leading expert on comics whose scholarship aims to provide understanding of comics’ merged visual/graphic language as a literary form. A professor of English and art, media, and design at Northeastern, Chute was a visiting professor in English at Harvard for the Spring 2016 term. She is the author of Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists and Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics and associate editor of Art Spiegelman’s MetaMaus. Founder of the Modern Language Association’s Discussion Group on Comics and Graphic Narratives, she organized the 2012 Comics: Philosophy and Practice conference at the University of Chicago. Chute’s writing has appeared in publications including American Periodicals, Mfs: Modern Fiction Studies, PMLA, Twentieth-Century Literature, and WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly. Her latest work, Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form, explores comics as a narrative medium with the potential to engage with history, document the disasters of war, and bear witness to trauma.


More about Disaster Drawn

Interview in the Boston Globe

Interview in the Comics Journal