Twenty-first Century Approaches (2000-2012) from the University of Vigo (Spain)
Edited By Veljka Ruzicka Kenfel
Towards a Feminist Perspective of American Comics
This paper is a personal history of development by researching the field of children and youth’s literature, specifically comics, although alternative materials within the larger sphere of popular culture have also attracted my notice, and consequently, research. Thus, I follow the evolution from how my interest in comics as a child developed into an interest in researching them as an adult, focusing the bulk of the paper, obviously, on this latter aspect and its ramifications. By doing so, I am outlining my contribution to the children and youth’s literature research group at University of Vigo.
After spending more than a decade teaching scientific and technical translation at the teachers’ training course dependent on the National Technical University in Argentina, I wanted to start anew with a completely different subject. For starters, when I resettled in Spain instead of applying to make my university degree in English translation and my higher education degree in English teaching equivalent to an English translation degree, I made them equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in English philology, and then, I applied to a doctorate course also in English philology.
My academic background has been very eclectic, although restricted to the humanities (never touching the sciences). Apart from my English studies, I have always had a bias towards the visual arts. Thus, I studied for years and received a bachelor’s degree in the visual arts from the National University...
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