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Petros Tsakaliadis - The kids of the 90s as represented in the pages of francophone comics: a comparative approach centering technology, sexuality and modern narratives.

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posted on 2020-06-29, 15:40 authored by Petros Tsakaliadis SotirakoglouPetros Tsakaliadis Sotirakoglou

Our goal in this article will be to explore the social developments that exemplify the twilight of the 20th century, as depicted in the popular medium of comics and also comment on the representations of childhood therein. Furthermore we are going to compare the narrative preferences of the francophone bandes dessinées with other important comic traditions, like the American comic books and the Japanese manga. Using popular titles such as Titeuf, Le Petit Spirou and Dragon Ball as examples, we are going to focus on the subject of sexuality, the influence of new technologies and the role of children in contemporary stories.


This research is co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Social Fund- ESF) through the Operational Program «Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning» in the context of the project “Strengthening Human Resources Research Potential via Doctorate Research” (MIS-5000432), implemented by the State Scholarships Foundation (ΙΚY).



Petros Tsakaliadis is currently a third year PhD candidate in the Department of French Language and Literature at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His current research examines the representations of sexuality and violence as seen in the francophone bandes dessinées. His other research interests include: gender history, history of comics, cinema, video games and intercultural comparisons.