Dept. Film and Media, Manchester Metropolitan University
Website: www.williamgrady.wordpress.com (personal page providing a overview of my academic work)
Biography and Research Interests
William Grady is a post-graduate student in the department of Film and Media at Manchester Metropolitan University. Having just completed an MRes focusing on comics and the American West, he hopes to continue this research through a PhD in the near distant future.
Research interests: The Western, Comics, Film
“Transcending the Frontier Myth: Dime Novel Narration and (Jesse) Custer’s Last Stand in Preacher.” Comic Books and American Cultural History, ed. Matthew J. Pustz. Continuum Books (2012).
“Interview with Garth Ennis.” Studies in Comics 3.1, ed. Chris Murray & Julia Round. Intellect (2012).
Contributor to Comics Through Time: An Historical Encyclopedia, ed. M. Keith Booker, ABC-CLIO (forthcoming).
Conference Papers and Talks
“Traversing the Western: From Dime Novel to Comic Book.” Materiality and Virtuality: A Conference on Comics, Comics Forum, Leeds, November 2011
“The Impact of Sergio Leone on Min-Woo Hyung’s Priest.” Joint International Conference of Graphic Novels, Bandes dessinées and Comics, Manchester Metropolitan University, July 2011
“Repatriating ‘Dead Ground’: Alan Moore’s Psychogeographic tour in From Hell.” Myths, Legends, and Folklore conference, Cardiff University, May 2011
“Mirroring the Cinematic: Reading Min-Woo Hyung’s Priest as Spaghetti Western film.” Annual Student Conference, Manchester, January 2011.