Faculty Publication: Agnès Peysson-Zeiss of French and Francophone Studies

February 24, 2022
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"Entre tradition et modernité: Le handicap revu et corrigé"

Source: Nouvelles Etudes Francophones, Volume 36, Numéros 1 & 2, Pages 101-113, DOI: 10.1353/nef.2021.0006, December 2021

Publication Type: Article in a Periodical

Abstract: Handicap et études francophones: états des lieuxa volume co-edited by Séverine Rebourcet and Agnès Peysson-Zeiss, examines the place of disability studies in the Francophone world from a variety of perspectives, genres and geographical locations.

Peysson-Zeiss, in: « Entre tradition et modernité : le handicap revu et corrigé » analyzes facial clefts and albinism in comics and children’s narratives from the Global South. She foregrounds the strategies used by authors to challenge discourses of marginalization and strategies of invisibilization prevalent in their communities in order to create spaces of healing, (re)integration, and inclusivity. Her analysis furthermore emphasizes the unique potential provided by the interrelationship between text and image in comics/graphic novels and illustrated children's books.