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Natasa Lackovic

Comics and graphic novels in English language learning: the latest project

The Comics for Inclusive English Language Learning (CIELL) project is an ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership (€234,289) in Higher Education that aims to develop the competences of second language teachers by promoting the use of comic art, and other visual representations of knowledge, to enhance the quality of teaching materials and make them more relevant to supporting […]

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Public lecture: Charlie Adlard and Andrew Tate

We are sharing Lancaster University public lecture “From Batman to the Walking Dead” held at the Grand Theatre in Lancaster in October 2017. Charlie Adlard, celebrated artist was in conversation with Dr Andrew Tate about his life in comics. http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/events/public-lectures/past-events/

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“Graphic Futures” event

Graphic Futures: New Methods in Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration event, 10th May 2018 This interesting workshop offered a space to present, debate, re-design, and re-think interdisciplinary research. It took as its model the preliminary findings and creative outputs from the ISF’s six-month project, ‘Graphic Futures’, which explored how techniques from graphic fiction could be applied to futures […]

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SF Environments: graphic novels, fantasy and Science Fiction

This event, organised by Dr Andrew Tate and Dr Brian Baker (Creative Writing) in conjuction with ReOPeN brought together researchers and graphic novels-comics enthusiast from Lancaster and Manchester. Opening talk: Prof Benoit Peeters, The French and Belgian tradition in the Graphic Novel and Science Fiction The featured image shows Peeters and Schuiten’s graphic novel “Revoir […]

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“Graphic Futures” project wrap up: imagined cross-disciplinary futures

The featured sketch representing cross-disciplinary collaboration, talking and creation in this blog post is by Lancaster University’s Ines Gregory Labarta. It marks the wrap up of a 6 month project that brought together colleagues across different disciplines at Lancaster University ( Liz Brewster (Medical School), Andy Darby (Computing & Communications), Catherine Easton (Law), Erika Fülöp (Languages […]

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The latest graphic project: health inequalities

The latest ReOPeN-linked project explores health inequalities across the UK. Artist Joe Decie has been working with two researchers at Lancaster University – Dr Emma Halliday ( Health and Medicine) and Dr Natasa Lackovic (Educational Research) – to create a collective graphic memoir booklet about UK communities’ experiences and action, related to health inequalities. The […]

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Graphic stories: community well-being & social connectedness

The latest ReOPeN-linked project is a graphic vignette booklet about community well-being and social connectedness: The booklet was created by artist Len Grant, who applied a technique of graphic ethnography and sketching, in collaboration with the community of and around Haslingden, Haslingden Resident advisors (Dawn Vear, Jennifer Shilliday, Lisa Bloor and Gemma Shingler), Kayt Horsley […]

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A new graphic ethnography/medical humanities project

Dr Emma Halliday (Health and Medicine) and Dr Natasa Lackovic (Educational Research) are collaborating on a pilot project funded mainly by NHS’ “Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLARHC)”,  also supported by Lancaster University impact fund. There are two strands of the project, each exploring community experiences of community action and change […]

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“Comme un chef”, a new graphic novel by Peeters and Aurita published

A new graphic novel collaboration, this time between Benoît Peeters and Aurélia Aurita, has been published and featured as one of the highlights of this year’s Angoulême festival, at the main stand of renowned publishing house Casterman. The novel is autobiographical, about Professor Peeters’ student days and love of cooking, quite humorous, authentic and wonderfully drawn by Aurelia […]

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New graphic medicine project

A new international project will focus on developing a digital teaching manual applying a GNC/visual narrative, by a team of UK and Thai academics, focusing on youth health and sex education in response to identified needs of Thai teachers and Thai Ministry of Education goals for the future of education. The manual pilot will be produced […]

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