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Summer course “Images and Migrations of the Comic”

Summer courses

June 25-26, 2019

The interpretation of the graphic novel, and the comic in general, presents a great complexity that relies in its own nature. It is not a proper text, consisting only of words. Nor is it composed only by pictures. It is a hybrid, made of text and pictures, and this is why its position in the cultural panorama has been problematic since its origins.

Its reception is as well problematic, since an academic public focused on the criticism and analysis of this type of texts doesn’t exist yet. However, the hybrid nature of these texts duplicates the range of possibilities and narrative resources it has, apart from those derived from language itself. Therefore, comic, besides benefiting from centuries of literary and pictorial tradition, has developed its own mechanisms.


  • Acquiring basic tols for graphic novel analysis and criticism.
  • Being able to analyze information in a critical way through autonomous individual and collaborative work.
  • Applying divergent thinking and collaborative work skills.
  • Cultivating the own aesthetic ability and creative power.
  • Being able to appreciate and enjoy the ninth art and to integrate it in the international artistic panorama.

Dates: 25th and 26th June, 2019

Timetable: 9.00 – 20.00

Class hours: 50 hours (22 class participation hours plus 28 of activities, including readings and final paper)

ECTS credits: 2,5

Place: Room 9, Edificio Caracciolos. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, UAH

Director: Francisco Manuel Sáez de Adana Herrero

Tuesday 25th June:

9.00 – 09.15: Course presentation – Francisco Manuel Sáez de Adana Herrero

09.15 – 11.00: Desmontando a McCloud. Para entender (bien) el cómic – Roberto Bartual Moreno and Gerardo Vilches Fuentes


11.30 – 13.30: Una aproximación a la medicina gráfica – Mónica Lalanda


15.00 – 17.00: Encuentro con Mark Buckingham – Mark Buckingham


17.30 – 18.30: Nuevos cómics periodísticos: la evolución del género – Diego Matos Agudo

18.30 – 19.30: El boom del manga a través del formato revista – María Abellán Hernández and Julio Andrés Gracia Lana

19.30 – 20.00: Conclusions

Wednesday 26th June:

9.00 – 11.00: Las fromas del audiovisual contemporáneo de superhéroes: en cómic, cine y televisión – Elisa García McCausland and Diego Salgado


11.30 – 13.30: Tiras de prensa y cine – Gino Frezza


15.00 – 17.00: Tintín: un atlas de la aventura en el siglo XX – Iván Pintor Iranzo


17.30 – 19.30: Un panorama de la historieta chilena – Hugo Hinojosa

19.30 – 20.00: Closing and delivery of certificates – Francisco Manuel Sáez de Adana Herrero

  • Iván Pintor Iranzo – Universidad Pompeu Fabra
  • Gino Frezza – Univeristà degli Studi di Salerno
  • María Abellán Hernández – Universidad de Murcia
  • Gerardo Vilches Fuentes – Universidad Nacional de Eduación a Distancia
  • Roberto Bartual Moreno – Universidad Europea de Madrid
  • Diego Matos Agudo – Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca
  • Mónica Lalanda – Médico. Coordinadora del movimiento Medicina Gráfica
  • Elisa García McCausland – Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Hugo Hinojosa – Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Diego Salgado – Crítico
  • Mark Buckingham – Autor
  • Julio Andrés Gracia Lana – Universidad de Zaragoza

Registration fees


University students€50


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