photo montage in graphic novelA free public lecture Tuesday will explore the use of photos in comics.

Combination of photography and cartooning subject of lecture

An increasingly common visual feature in comics—the use of photographs—is the subject of a free public lecture Tuesday, September 15, at Iona College, 108 Sunset Avenue.

In “Visual Entanglements: Photography in Comics,” Nancy Pedri, professor of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland, will set out to ask how the mixing of photography and cartooning conveys information, tells stories, and addresses presumed truths of each type of image.

Dr. Pedri’s research specializes in word-and-image studies, photography in contemporary literature, and comics studies. She has published widely in the field, edited a collection of essays in Image & Narrative devoted to photography in comics, and won the International Society for the Study of Narrative prize for best essay for her 2012 co-authored article “Focalization in Graphic Narrative.”

Her lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in the Hoffman Auditorium and is sponsored by the Department of English and the Humanities Research Group.