Dr. Annick Pellegrin received a dual PhD in French Studies and in Spanish and Latin American Studies from The University of Sydney in 2014. Prior to this, she completed a Bachelor of Arts Languages degree with four majors (French, Spanish, Italian and Linguistics) and joint honours in Spanish and Latin American Studies and French Studies, also at The University of Sydney, in 2009.
Both her honours and PhD theses were on comics and these continue to be the central focus of her research. She is primarily interested in Franco-Belgian, Mexican and Argentinian comics but she is also doing research on some Canadian comics. Aside from the content of the works themselves, she is also interested in the context of their creation and their reception. Thus, she considers comics as much within each of their national contexts as in relation to the cultural and historical connections between countries or regions.
She also serves the community and supports the work of others as a columns and articles editor for the Comics Forum and as a member of the editorial board of Studies in Comics.
- Bandes dessinées (Franco-Belgian) and historietas (Mexican and Argentinian in particular)
- Coloniality, decolonial thought and representations of Latin America
- Nationalism and international relations
- Gender representations
- Myths (in the Barthesian sense)
- Comic authors’ rights, economic situation and state laws
- Digital comics
- History, memory and lieux de mémoire
Guest co-edited journal special issue
Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, 25, 3: All Fontanarrosa: The Work of a Complete Humorist/Todo Fontanarrosa: la obra de un humorista completo, (2019), with María Celina Bortolotto.
Articles and book chapters
“Anchoring retro Spirou et Fantasio and spin-off albums”, European Comic Art, 14, 2: Tradition and Innovation in Franco-Belgian Bande dessinée (2021), 13–33. https://doi.org/10.3167/eca.2021.140202
“Gringos Locos, Crazy Belgians and the Sanctity of the Stars of Franco-Belgian bande dessinée”, The Journal of Comics & Culture, 5: US Comics in France/Bande Dessinée in America (2020), 193-218.
« Survie et survivance des valeurs dans Seuls et The Girl Who Owned a City », Atlantide, 11: Récits et représentations d’apocalypses (2020), p. 117-132. http://atlantide.univ-nantes.fr/IMG/pdf/pellegrin_atlantide_11.pdf
“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.), London: Routledge, 2020, 66-77.
“Vicky: Young, Rich, Popular, Sexy, Gay, and Unhappy”, The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels, Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman (eds.), Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2018, 83-97.
“An Unspeakable Filiation: Spirou and the Three Unicorns”, The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are not so Clear, Critical Approaches to Comics Artists, Joe Sutliff Sanders (ed.), Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2016, 157-176.
“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, 16, 2: Comic Empires—Cartoons, Caricature and Imperialism (2014): 91-110.
“‘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.) Madison, Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013, 47-64.
“Inodoro Pereyra: The Gaucho as a National Icon”, Literature and Aesthetics, 20, 1 (2010): 9-25
Other (translation, special projects, etc.)
“Anne and Beauté: the Franco-Belgian Heroine”, Europe Comics, News, 25 July 2018. http://www.europecomics.com/anne-beaute-exploring-franco-belgian-heroine/
“Marcinelle School”, Comics Forum, 22 September 2016. https://comicsforum.org/2016/09/22/marcinelle-school/