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Hillary Chute

Hilary Chute

Hillary Chute, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in English at the University of Chicago, is the author of Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics(Columbia UP, 2010) and Associate Editor of Art Spiegelman’s MetaMaus (Pantheon, 2011).  In 2006, she co-edited the “Graphic Narrative” special issue of Mfs: Modern Fiction Studies—the first issue of an academic journal in literature devoted to exploring comics.  In 2009, she founded the Modern Language Association’s Discussion Group on Comics and Graphic Narratives.  Her essays have appeared in American PeriodicalsMfs: Modern Fiction StudiesPMLATwentieth-Century Literature, andWSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, among others.  Her current book project is titled“Disaster is My Muse”: Visual Witnessing, Comics, and Documentary Form (Harvard University Press).  Chute is the co-editor of a special issue of Critical Inquiry on “Comics & Media,” forthcoming in May, and her collection Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists (University of Chicago Press) was published this April.  She has written for publications including The Village Voice, The Believer, and Poetry.

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