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Christina Meyer

Christina Meyer is an associated member of the Popular Seriality Research Unit, and has just finished working on a book project titled “Series of Multimodal Forms of Narration: The Yellow Kid Newspaper Comics of the Nineteenth Century” (funded by the German Research Foundation). She holds a PhD in American literature and culture; her dissertation is titled War & Trauma Images in Vietnam War Representations (Olms, 2008). From 2012 to 2015 she was an assistant professor in American Studies and research associate in the English Department at the University of Hannover, Germany. She holds this position currently at the University of Göttingen. Christina Meyer has co-edited New Perspectives on American Comic Books and Graphic Novels (a special issue of the scholarly journal Amerikastudien/American Studies, 2011) and Transnational Perspectives on Graphic Narratives: Comics at the Crossroads (2013), and has published articles on such artists as Richard F. Outcault, George B. Luks, Nell Brinkley, Art Spiegelman or Mike Carey and Peter Gross (The Unwritten, Vertigo). Her research interests include popular culture, seriality studies, visual culture, mass culture, comics studies, narratology, trauma theory. In her current project she is looking at the juvenile consumer market in the nineteenth century, focusing on the so-called “Brownies” band by Palmer Cox (1884-1900). In a larger book project she is planning to extend her research on the “Brinkley Girls” and deal with the serialized fictions, art, and graphic narratives in “The American Weekly” supplement (1911-1937).