| Hillary Chute|
| Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics|
Hillary Chute (born Boston, MA, 1976) is an American literary scholar and an expert on comics and graphic narratives. She is Professor of English and Art + Design at Northeastern University. She was formerly Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Chicago and an Associate Faculty member of the University’s Department of Visual Arts, as well as a Visiting Professor at Harvard University. She was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2007 to 2010.
Chute's first book Graphic Women (2010) covers the work of Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Phoebe Gloeckner, Lynda Barry, Marjane Satrapi, and Alison Bechdel. Her second academic book Disaster Drawn (2016) investigates how hand-drawn comics has come of age as a serious medium for engaging history. It explores graphic narratives that document the disasters of war by such artists as Jacques Callot, Francisco Goya, Keiji Nakazawa, Art Spiegelman, and Joe Sacco.
Chute's book of interviews with contemporary cartoonists, Outside the Box, was published in 2014. Chute is the Associate Editor of Art Spiegelman’s MetaMaus, which won a 2011 National Jewish Book Award in the category Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, as well as a 2012 Eisner Award in the category of best comics-related book.
In 2006, she co-edited the "Graphic Narrative" special issue of Modern Fiction Studies. She founded the Modern Language Association’s Discussion Group on Comics and Graphic Narratives in 2009.
Chute collaborated with Bechdel in co-teaching “Lines of Transmission: Comics and Autobiography” at the University of Chicago as part of a Mellon Grant, and in organizing the “Comics: Philosophy and Practice” conference in 2012. In 2014, they co-authored the comics piece “Bartheses” in Critical Inquiry.
Chute has written for Poetry about the relation of comics and poetry, reported for Artforum from San Diego Comic-Con, and reviewed comics for The New York Review of Books.Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere (HarperCollins, forthcoming 2017)
Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics and Documentary Form (Harvard University Press, 2016)
Comics & Media: A Critical Inquiry Book, co-edited with Patrick Jagoda (University of Chicago Press, 2014)
Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists (University of Chicago Press, 2014)
MetaMaus by Art Spiegelman, Associate Editor (Pantheon Books, 2011)
Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics (Columbia University Press, 2010)
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