SquareLogoThis month’s guest contributor, Zainab Cheema, is a PhD candidate at the Program of Comparative Literature at UT Austin. Zainab has worked on intersections of image-text, critical race theory, and gender studies in contemporary graphic novels; and on colonial photography in India. She is currently working in Mediterranean Studies, looking at narrative migrations between Arabic and Spanish literature.

About Michael A. Johnson

Michael A. Johnson is an Assistant Professor of French at Central Washington University where he teaches courses on French language and culture and Franco-Belgian comics. His research centers largely on questions of gender and sexuality, rhetoric, pedagogy, and psychoanalysis. With one published article on Fabrice Neaud's Journal ("Placing/Facing Fabrice Neaud") and another essay in the works on Lefèvre's and Guibert's The Photographer ("How Not to Orientalize the Afghan") his focus in comics so far has been on questions of autobiography, the ethics of alterity, and the face. He also keeps a food blog (http://letthespiceflow.blogspot.com) and is interested in the growing phenomenon of comics cook books and comics food blogs in the francophone world. His recently finished manuscript, The Medieval Erotics of Grammar, is currently under review.

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