Annick Pellegrin

Dr Annick Pellegrin

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Research Interests

Research Interests: Bandes dessinées (Franco-Belgian comics) and historietas (Latin American comics, Mexican and Argentinian in particular); coloniality, decolonial thought and representations of Latin America; nationalism and international relations; gender representations; myths (in the Barthesian sense); authors’ rights, economic situation and state laws; digital comics; representations of death and evil; history, memory and lieux de mémoire


“The Hell Economics of Zombillénium, Critical Approaches to Horror Comic Books: Red Ink in the Gutter, Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns and John Darowski (eds.), 2022, London: Routledge, pp. 233-247, Link:

Peau d’homme : A Different Kind of Happy Ending”, Trans Identities in the French Media: Representation, Visibility, Recognition, Romain Chareyron (ed.), 2022, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, pp. 157-171, Link:

“Anchoring retro Spirou et Fantasio and spin-off albums”, European Comic Art, 2021, 14, (2: Tradition and Innovation in Franco-Belgian Bande dessinée, Fransiska Louwagie and Simon Lambert (eds.)), pp. 13–33. Link:

Gringos Locos, Crazy Belgians and the Sanctity of the Stars of Franco-Belgian Bande Dessinée, The Journal of Comics & Culture, 2020, 5 (US Comics in France/BandeDessinée in America), pp. 193-218. Link:

« Survie et survivance des valeurs dans Seuls et The Girl Who Owned a City », Atlantide, 2020, 11 (Récits et représentations d’apocalypses, Frédéric Le Blay & Paul-André Claudel (dir.)), pp. 117-132. Link:

“Real men choose vasectomy: questioning and redefining Mexican national masculinity in Los supermachos, from Rius to anonymous authors”, The Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies, Frederick Luis Aldama (ed.), 2020, London: Routledge, pp. 66-77, Link:

“Introducción” (with María Celina Bortolotto), Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, 2019, 25:3 (All Fontanarrosa: The Work of a Complete Humorist/Todo Fontanarrosa: la obra de un humorista completo), pp. 229-232, DOI: 10.1080/13260219.2019.1739820

Groomboy SuperGroom (if you don’t mind): Reflecting on Costume and Fleshing out Spirou”, Refractory, 2019, 32: Superhero Special Issue. Link:

“Anne and Beauté: the Franco-Belgian Heroine”, Europe Comics, News, 25 July 2018. Link:

“Vicky: Young, Rich, Popular, Sexy, Gay, and Unhappy”, The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels, Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman (eds.), 2018, Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, pp. 83-97. Link:

“Feroumont’s, Hubert’s, and Kerascoët’s Heroines: Debunking the Myths of Happiness Purported by Romantic Fairy Tales and Romance Novels”, Heroes, Heroines, and Everything in Between: Challenging Gender and Sexuality Stereotypes in Children’s Entertainment Media, CarrieLynn D. Reinhard and Christopher J. Olson (eds.), 2017, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, pp. 139-157. Link:

“El curioso caso de Gisèle: ¿Una fábula erótica feminista? / The Curious Case of Gisèle: An Erotic Feminist Fable?”, Las batallas del comic: Perspectivas sobre la narrativa gráfica contemporánea, Javier Lluch-Prats, José Martínez Rubio and Luz Souto (eds.), 2017, Valencia: Anejos de Diablotexto Digital, pp. 281-298. Link:

Vehlmann, or the End of Innocence: Lessons in Cruelty in Seuls and Jolies ténèbres, Picturing Childhood: Youth in Transnational Comics, Mark Heimermann and Brittany Tullis (eds.), 2017, Austin: University of Texas Press, pp. 181-198. Link:

“Bearing Witness and Telling it how it is: Dialogue and Collaboration in the Creation of Dans les griffes de la vipère”, Cultures of Comics Work, Casey Brienza and Paddy Johnston (eds.), 2017, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 161-174. Link:

“An Unspeakable Filiation: Spirou and the Three Unicorns, The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are not so Clear, Joe Sutliff Sanders (ed.), 2016, Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, pp. 157-176. Link:

“Nothing New Under the Western Sun: The (Necessity and Inevitability of the) Conquest of the Americas in U.K.R.O.N.I.A. / Les Brigades du temps and Helldorado, International Journal of Comic Art, 2014, 16 (2: Comic Empires—Cartoons, Caricature and Imperialism), pp. 91-110.

“‘I Knew Killing a Man Would Kill You’: Lucky Luke Shaped by Myth and History”, Transformations, 2014, 24: The Other Western. Link:

« Mieux vaut en rire qu’en pleurer : Spirou à la rescousse du plat pays », Australian Journal of French Studies, 2014, 51 (1: Crises belges : Explorations et Représentations / Belgian Crises: Explorations and Representations), pp. 7-21. Link:

“‘Ils sont fous ces Gaulois !’: Astérix, Lucky Luke, Freedom Fries and the Love-Hate Relationship Between France and the US”, Comics as History, Comics as Literature: Roles of the Comic Book in Scholarship, Society, and Entertainment, Annessa A. Babic (Ed.), 2013, Madison, Teaneck, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, pp. 47-64. Link:

“Inodoro Pereyra: The Gaucho as a National Icon”, Literature and Aesthetics, 2010, 20(1), pp. 9-25. Link:

“Politics as a Carnival in Hergé’s Tintin et les Picaros, European Comic Art, 2010, 3(2), pp. 168-188. Link:

Conference Papers and Talks

Bob le cowboy !: Revealing industry realities to readers’, International Comics And Graphic Novel And International Bande Dessinée Society Joint Conference, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, 21-25 June 2021. (held online)

‘Contemporary Spirou and WWII: Still Processing the Past’, Tradition and Innovation in Franco-Belgian Bande Dessinée, University of Leicester, Leicester, 13 March 2020 (via videoconference). Link:

‘M3D143N717Y: Taking the Network over and Bringing It Down’, XIX International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology: Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, 15-21 July 2018. Link: httpss://

Zombillénium: The Corporate Hell of Lock-In Contracts and Ideological State Apparatuses According to Arthur de Pins’, Canadian Association of Cultural Studies/Association canadienne des études culturelles 2018 Conference: Carceral Cultures, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 1-4 March 2018.

Seuls, Bokura no Yuuki et The Girl Who Owned a City : une remise à zéro des valeurs ?’, Atlantys : Penser la fin du monde : imaginaire et expérience de la catastrophe, 3e Colloque international : Théories de la fin du monde/Récits et représentations d’apocalypses / Theorizing the End of the World/Narratives and Representations of Apocalypse / Utopiales 2017, La Cité des Congrès de Nantes, Nantes, 2-4 November 2017.

‘Sur les traces de Tintin l’européen au Japon aujourd’hui’, Colloque international « Tintin au XXIe siècle », Université Catholique de Louvain/Musée Hergé, Louvain-la-Neuve, 17-20 May 2017.

‘Forging History: (Un)Authorised Biographies of Mythical Belgian Comic Authors’, The Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities 2017: History, Story, Narrative, 神戸芸術センター, 神戸市, 30 March–2 April 2017.

‘Crises in Representation in L’Atelier Mastodonte, 11th International Conference Crossroads in Cultural Studies, The University of Sydney, Sydney, 14-17 December 2016.

Groomboy Supergroom (if you don’t mind): Fleshing out Spirou’, Superhero Identities Symposium, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, 8–9 December 2016.

‘La memoria de la dominación colonial y la recuperación de la conciencia en Operación Bolívar, 東京大学ラテンアメリカ学術ネットワークThe 2016 UTokyo LAINAC (Latin American and Iberian Network for Academic Collaboration) International Conference: The Power of Memory: Perspectives from Latin America, 東京大学, 東京都, 10-12 June 2016.

Bob le cowboy !: The Good Intentions, the Bad Script and the Ugly Drawings’, The Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities 2016: Justice, 神戸芸術センター, 神戸市, 7-10 April 2016.

‘El curioso caso de Gisèle: ¿Una fábula erótica feminista?’, Congreso Internacional Cómic y Compromiso Social, Universitat de València, Valencia, 18-20 November 2015.

‘La animación argentina: Fontanarrosa en la pantalla’, XXXIII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Estudios Latinoamericanos, LASA 2015: Precariedades, exclusiones, emergencias, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, 27-30 May 2015.

Mastodonte Power!: Laughing at/with Spirou, 21st Australasian Humour Studies Network Conference: Humour: Politics, Pragmatics, Ethics, Flinders University, Adelaide, 4-6 February 2015.

‘M3D143N717Y: Letting the Network Take Over’ French Studies Seminar, The University of Sydney, Sydney, 9 April 2014.

‘M3D143N717Y: Letting the Network Take Over’ Inkers and Thinkers: The Evolution of Comics, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 4 April 2014. Link:

‘Amérique du sud, mon œil ! Le strabisme divergent manifeste de Spirou et les héritiers…’ 27e Congrès mondial du CIÉF (Conseil International d’Études Francophones): Karay de l’inter/transculturel : heurts et bonheurs, Centre de Conférence de Grand Baie, 9-16 June 2013.

Suivez le groom : quand Yoann et Vehlmann animent le « calot vide »’ , The 20th edition of the Australian Society for French Studies conference/XXe Colloque de la Société d’Études françaises d’Australie 2012: Framing Cinema and the Visual Arts / Cadrages : Cinéma et Arts visuels, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 27-29 September 2012.

‘Going Westwards: The Geopolitical and Chronopolitical Place of Latin America in Hergé’s Diptychs Le secret de la Licorne/Le trésor de Rackham le Rouge and Les 7 Boules de cristal/Le Temple du soleil, Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Annual Conference 2011: Cultural ReOrientations and Comparative Colonialities, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 22–24 November 2011.

‘“Ce n’est ni le lieu ni le moment ! Éloignons-nous au plus vite !”: Time Travel, Ecology and the Place of Latin America in L’Horloger de la comète, Joint SURCLA (The Sydney University Research Community for Latin America)/French Studies Seminar, The University of Sydney, Sydney, 14 September 2011.

‘“Ce n’est ni le lieu ni le moment ! Éloignons-nous au plus vite !”: Time Travel, Ecology and the Place of Latin America in L’Horloger de la comète, Joint International Conference of Graphic Novels, Bandes Dessinées and Comics, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, 5-8 July 2011.

‘“Do You Think US Comics are the Only Ones With Strong Men?”: Traitors and National Heroes in Rius’s Los Supermachos and the (de)Configuration of the Mexican Nation’, SURCLA (The Sydney University Research Community for Latin America) seminar, The University of Sydney, Sydney, 17 May 2011.

‘“¿A poco sólo en las historietas gringas hay hombres juertes…?”: Malinchistas y cuauhtémiquistas en Los Supermachos de Rius y la (des)configuración de la mítica nación’, International Society for Cultural History and Cultural Studies V Queer Studies Easter Symposium, Asamblea Legislativa del Distrito Federal, Mexico City, 11-16 April 2011.

‘De los feos vicios, o las vergüenzas de los Pereyra’, 1er Congreso Internacional de Historietas: Viñetas Serias, Biblioteca Nacional, Buenos Aires, 23-25 September 2010.

‘Something is Rotten in the Pampas: Inodoro Pereyra’s Espadrilles and the ser nacional in Argentina’, IX Biennial Conference of the Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia: Independence! Two Centuries of Struggle, The Australian National University, Canberra, 7-9 July 2010. Link:

Inodoro Pereyra: The Gaucho as a National Icon and Projections of the “Indian”’, Transcultural Mappings: Emerging Issues in Comparative, Transnational and Area Studies, The University of Sydney, Sydney, 9-11 April 2010.

‘Politics as a Carnival in Hergé’s Tintin et les Picaros, SLC (School of Languages and Cultures) Research Day, The University of Sydney, Sydney, 28 August 2009.

‘Politics as a Carnival in Hergé’s Tintin et les Picaros, International Bande Dessinée Society sixth bi-annual conference, Institut Français, London, 19-20 June 2009.



RTBF journal télévisé 13h, Musée Hergé, Louvain-la-Neuve, 20 May 2017.

1er Congreso Internacional de Historietas: Viñetas Serias, Biblioteca Nacional, Buenos Aires, 24 September 2010. (Interviewer: Federico Reggiani). Video available online:

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