Harriet Kennedy

Harriet Kennedy
Name
Harriet Kennedy
Department
Address
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Quebec, Bande Dessinée, Caricature, Nationalism, National Identity, Comics Scholarship, Text/image interaction
URL
http://www.cst.ed.ac.uk/people/recent_graduates/harriet_kennedy

Thesis Title

Québécois Bande Dessinée: A Quiet Revolution 

Summary of Research

My research topic is an exploration and analysis of Québécois bande dessinée (BDQ) and Québec Nationalism since 1960. My research will consist of a semiotic and socio-political exploration of BDQ and will use BDQ as a lens through which to analyse keys moments in the history of Québec's Nationalist Movement, such as the referendums of 1980 and 1995. My project will explore not only the development of BD in Quebec but also how the medium has defined itself and developed in the face of imported titles from France and America. My research is concerned with the potentials of form and also the Québécois quest for voice and identity as it is manifested via text/image interaction.

Educational/ Professional Background

  • 2010 University of Glasgow MA (Hons) English Literature and French
  • 2011 University of Glasgow MPhil French - Dissertation - 'Nationalism in Québécois Bande Dessinée'

Teaching Experience

  • 2008 - Teaching Assistant - Université du Québec a Montréal - Advanced English Speaking
  • 2008 - Teaching Assistant - Université du Québec a Montréal - Advanced English Skills for Business

Awards

  • "Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK & University of Edinburgh Doctoral Studentship"
  • Shaw Macfie Lang Scholarship
  • 2012 postgraduate Prix du Québec Award 

Academic Experience

Review - The Kelvingrove Review Issue 7 - Bill Marshall 'The French Atlantic: Travels in Culture and History'