McKinney, Mark

Mark McKinney Characterture
Professor of French, Chief Departmental Advisor (On leave during Fall '13)
204 Irvin Hall
Office Hours: 
Spring 2014 -- T R 1:00-2:00 W 11:00-3:00 / And by appointment.

Education/ Background:

Ph.D. Cornell University, 1994

Fields of Study: 

Imperialism, colonialism and immigration; la bande dessinée; contemporary French and Francophone literatures and cultures.


Redrawing French Empire in Comics (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, forthcoming 2013).

The Colonial Heritage of French Comics, (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2011).

Editor of History and Politics in French-Language Comics and Graphic Novels, (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2008).

Co-editor, with Laurence Grove and Ann Miller, of the journal European Comic Art, (2008-present).



"The colonial beginnings of autobiography in French comics," International Journal of Comic Art, Vol. 13, no. 2, fall 2011, pp. 344-68.

"Redrawing the Franco-Algerian affrontier in Là-bas," International Journal of Comic Art, vol. 13, no. 1, spring 2011, pp. 127-52.

"'On connaît la chanson...':Le colonialisme français au Maghreb en chansons et en musique dans la bande dessinée," Etudes Francophones, vol. 24, nos. 1-2, spring and fall 2009, pp. 70-95.

"Georges Remi's legacy: between half-hidden history, modern myth and mass marketing," International Journal of Comic Art, Vol. 9, no. 2, Fall 2007, pp. 68-80.

"La frontière et l'affrontière: La bande dessinée et le dessin algériens de langue française face à la nation." in Mireille Rosello, ed. Images, imagination:Algérie, special issue of Expressions maghrébines, vol. 6, no. 1, Summer 2007, pp. 113-33.

"Histoire et critique sociale dans les bandes dessinées africaines-américaines et franco-africaines" in Alec G. Hargreaves, ed. Minorités postcoloniales anglophones et francophones: Etudes culturelles comparées, Paris: L'Harmattan, 2004, pp. 199-218.

"Framing the banlieue," in Roger Célestin, Eliane DalMolin and Alec G. Hargreaves, eds., Banlieues (Part 2), special issue of Contemporary French and Francophone Studies (formerly Sites), Vol. 8, no. 2, Spring 2004, pp. 113-26.

"It's a dog's life: Azouz Begag's Les chiens aussi," in Alec G. Hargreaves, ed., Azouz Begag from A to Z, special issue of Expressions maghrébines, Vol. 1, no. 2, Hiver 2002, pp. 131-47.



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