Scholars experiment with the graphic novel format: Editorial


Academics across Canada are experimenting with an unusual publishing format for their research: The graphic novel. An article in University Affairs profiles the work of postsecondary scholars who have created graphic novels to communicate the results of their PhD dissertations and ongoing academic research. The format offers unique benefits, as it can reach more diverse audiences, enhance the accessibility of scholarly research, and spark interdisciplinary learning. “There’s so much that these stories can communicate with a combination of text and images that you just don’t get across with text alone,” said Dr Coleman Nye (Simon Fraser University), who published a graphic novel about her research in 2017.

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