Dr Arianna BassettiTeaching FellowEmail: email@example.comProfileTeachingResearchProfileMy thesis compared a selection of non-fiction 'graphic novels' in English, Spanish, French and Italian. Taking into account their complex relationship with reality, it asked how these visual-verbal texts can provide new interpretive frameworks for readers' understanding of current affairs. The thesis adopted a transnational perspective and relied on a broad understanding of the medium, based on a semiotic, technical and institutional definition. The aim was to read these works alongside testimonial cultural production in other media, without losing sight of what the spatial language of comics can do differently. I began working on testimonial literature, memory and visual culture during my MA in Comparative Literature at UCL. During my PhD at QMUL, I worked in the Department of Comparative Literature as a Teaching Associate and Academic Environment Support Assistant. I was also one of the organisers of the IMLR Graduate Forum. Currently, I am a Teaching Associate in Comparative Literature and a Teaching Fellow in Spanish. PhD title: Witnessing War and Migration in Contemporary Graphic Narrative, 2021. PhD supervisors: Professor Omar García (Trinity College Dublin) and Professor Galin Tihanov (QMUL)PhD funding: Postgraduate Research StudentshipTeachingCOM4205 - European Literature and its ContextsCOM4207 - The Scene of LearningHSP4202 - Spanish I NativeHSP5207 - Spanish II Native Marking:SML4006 - Culture and LanguageHSP4003 - Men, Women, Song: Love Poetry in Medieval IberiaCOM5012 - Latin America: Key ConceptsCOM6212 - Epic Remakes: Ancient Hero(in)es and Modern SocietyCOM6214 - Intersectional Feminist WritingResearchResearch Interests:Graphic narrative, testimonial literature, cultural memory, visual culture.