The University of Texas at Austin is organizing a series of virtual book presentations and Q&A with authors of recent publications of the Department of French and Italian. The kick-off is today, at 19:00 CET, with a special guest: our very own Jan Baetens, who will talk about his wonderful book on film photonovels, The Film Photonovel: A Cultural History of Forgotten Adaptations (University of Texas Press, 2019). In conversation with Jan is Paola Bonifazio, Associate Professo
A piece of good news in these strange times: in two weeks' time the exhibition "Photo-Lit: Photonovel Culture in Belgium" opens its doors at the University Library of Leuven! The exhibition is the closing event of the four-year-long Photo-Lit project. It revolves around the Belgian photonovel, showcasing the results of our research and disclosing the immense corpus of photonovels that have been published in Belgium from the 1950s. Where were these photonovels published? When?