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See detailThe Scholcomm Chronicles #1. Rambling about Misconceptions of Open Access
Dony, Christophe ULiege

E-print/Working paper (2021)

This is a short essay/opinion-like article in comics form on some misconceptions of Open Access. "Rambling about Misconceptions of Open Access" is also the first installment of "The ScholComm Chronicles ... [more ▼]

This is a short essay/opinion-like article in comics form on some misconceptions of Open Access. "Rambling about Misconceptions of Open Access" is also the first installment of "The ScholComm Chronicles", which will hopefully develop into an ongoing series. [less ▲]

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See detailSecond-degree Rewriting Strategies: On Jack’s Revisions and Transfictional Crossing from Fables to Jack of Fables
Dony, Christophe ULiege

in Leaves (2021), 11

Bill Willingham et al.’s Vertigo long-spanning series Fables (2002-2015) has enjoyed considerable critical and commercial success. This is testified by the series’ numerous comics spin-offs including 1001 ... [more ▼]

Bill Willingham et al.’s Vertigo long-spanning series Fables (2002-2015) has enjoyed considerable critical and commercial success. This is testified by the series’ numerous comics spin-offs including 1001 Nights of Snowfall (2006-2008), Jack of Fables (2006-2011), Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love (2009-2010), Cinderella: Fables are Forever (2011), and Fairest (2012-2015), by its transmedial expansion with the novel Peter & Max (2009) and the video game The Wolf Among Us (2013), and by the growing body of scholarship focusing on Fables or its multiverse (Gordon 2016; Hill 2009; Kukkonen 2010; 2011; Lagrange 2019; Zolkover 2008). This scholarship usually celebrates how Fables and its expanded universe re-appropriates folk and fairytale visual and narrative traditions in a postmodern fashion, sometimes highlighting its transmedial qualities. However, these specific approaches have somewhat overshadowed how Fables and its spinoff Jack of Fables articulate intertwined and complex forms of rewriting that are yoked to culture- and medium-specific issues, including Vertigo’s own multi-faceted rewriting ethos. If Fables can be located in Vertigo’s rich history of re-narrativization and remapping, Jack’s transfictional crossing from Fables to Jack of Fables complicates that history and writes back to some of its underlying tropes and principles. More specifically, this article examines how Jack’s migration to his own series coincides with strategies of rewriting in the second degree that provide meta-commentaries on Fables’ own genre and narrative formulas, the traditions and history of the so-called ‘Jack Tales’, and some principles underlying Vertigo’s own postmodern rewriting ethos. [less ▲]

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See detailHow reliable and useful is Cabell's Blacklist ? A data-driven analysis
Dony, Christophe ULiege; Raskinet, Maurane ULiege; Renaville, François ULiege et al

in LIBER Quarterly: the Journal of European Research Libraries (2020), 30(1),

In scholarly publishing, blacklists aim to register fraudulent or deceptive journals and publishers, also known as “predatory”, to minimise the spread of unreliable research and the growing of fake ... [more ▼]

In scholarly publishing, blacklists aim to register fraudulent or deceptive journals and publishers, also known as “predatory”, to minimise the spread of unreliable research and the growing of fake publishing outlets. However, blacklisting remains a very controversial activity for several reasons: there is no consensus regarding the criteria used to determine fraudulent journals, the criteria used may not always be transparent or relevant, and blacklists are rarely updated regularly. Cabell’s paywalled blacklist service attempts to overcome some of these issues in reviewing fraudulent journals on the basis of transparent criteria and in providing allegedly up-to-date information at the journal entry level. We tested Cabell’s blacklist to analyse whether or not it could be adopted as a reliable tool by stakeholders in scholarly communication, including our own academic library. To do so, we used a copy of Walt Crawford’s Gray Open Access dataset (2012-2016) to assess the coverage of Cabell’s blacklist and get insights on their methodology. Out of the 10,123 journals that we tested, 4,681 are included in Cabell’s blacklist. Out of this number of journals included in the blacklist, 3,229 are empty journals, i.e. journals in which no single article has ever been published. Other collected data points to questionable weighing and reviewing methods and shows a lack of rigour in how Cabell applies its own procedures: some journals are blacklisted on the basis of 1 to 3 criteria – some of which are very questionable, identical criteria are recorded multiple times in individual journal entries, discrepancies exist between reviewing dates and the criteria version used and recorded by Cabell, reviewing dates are missing, and we observed two journals blacklisted twice with a different number of violations. Based on these observations, we conclude with recommendations and suggestions that could help improve Cabell’s blacklist service. [less ▲]

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See detailVous m'en mettrez un peu plus ? D'un projet de mise en conformité à un rêve de Learning and Research Center
Thirion, Paul ULiege; Dony, Christophe ULiege

Scientific conference (2019, September 24)

L’idée de développement d’un learning center ou d’une “bibliothèque augmentée” au sein du campus du centre-ville qui abrite la Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres de l’Université de Liège n’est pas neuve ... [more ▼]

L’idée de développement d’un learning center ou d’une “bibliothèque augmentée” au sein du campus du centre-ville qui abrite la Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres de l’Université de Liège n’est pas neuve dans le chef d’ULiège Library. Elle remonte au moins à 2005. Divers projets ont été élaborés et parfois ont connu des débuts de concrétisation pour finalement avorter pour différentes raisons. Néanmoins, si la ligne initiale est restée constante depuis le début, la réflexion autour de ce projet ainsi que ses conditions de faisabilité ont fortement évolué depuis ses premières ébauches. Cette présentation revient sur l’historique de ce projet en en décrivant les enjeux, contraintes, et objectifs au regard du contexte institutionnel. Seront ensuite exposés les éléments de contexte qui ont offert l’opportunité de relancer ce projet, l’état d’avancement actuel des réflexions portant sur l’élaboration et la mise en oeuvre de ce projet de learning center et de ses nombreuses composantes. Parmi celles-ci, seront abordés notamment la question de la définition institutionnelle d’un concept spécifique de learning center, de son périmètre conceptuel ou encore ses interrelations avec d’autres aspects tels que les services à la recherche et l’éco-responsabilité. L’état des lieux de la réflexion autour de la planification du projet de learning center ULiège Library tentera de rendre compte de cette diversité complexe. [less ▲]

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See detailPostcolonial Theory: Writing and Drawing Back (and Beyond) in "Pappa in Afrika" and "Pappa in Doubt"
Dony, Christophe ULiege

in Brown, Matthew; Smith, Matthew J.; Duncan, Randy (Eds.) More Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods (2019)

The “writing back” paradigm in postcolonial theory postulates that postcolonial literatures establish a set of new and revisionary perspectives on social, cultural, political, and narrative norms ... [more ▼]

The “writing back” paradigm in postcolonial theory postulates that postcolonial literatures establish a set of new and revisionary perspectives on social, cultural, political, and narrative norms underlying much of Western fiction (Ashcroft, Griffiths, and Tiffin 2002). Postcolonial authors often rewrite canonical English works to “write back” to and decolonize an imperial center and culture, whose perception of the world is shaped and mirrored in literature primarily through the lens of white and masculine hegemony (Thieme 2001). The method devised in this chapter consists of a brief examination of the various formal properties, narrative dimensions, and socio-cultural aspects entailed in an expanded model of “writing back” as it can be applied to comics. The possible counter-discursive and subversive effects underlying this model are then discussed through a sample of cartoons and short comics produced by South African artist Anton Kannemeyer in the anthologies Pappa in Afrika (2010) and Pappa in Doubt (2015), both of which heavily borrow from Hergé’s The Adventures of Tintin in terms genre, narrative traditions, and aesthetic, while commenting on the colonial imaginary underlying Hergé’s series. [less ▲]

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See detailGuide d'utilisation de Zotero: Fonctionnalités de base de l'outil de gestion bibliographique
Dony, Christophe ULiege

E-print/Working paper (2019)

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See detailBeyond the British Invasion : Uncanny Spatiality and Critical Expert Selection as Markers of Vertigo's Poetics
Dony, Christophe ULiege

Conference (2018, November 09)

When it launched its platform in 1993, Vertigo did much more than simply gather comics series scripted by British writers, it actually carried out an important expert creative and critical act. By ... [more ▼]

When it launched its platform in 1993, Vertigo did much more than simply gather comics series scripted by British writers, it actually carried out an important expert creative and critical act. By selecting specific titles and repatriating them to a new publishing space, Vertigo performed a critical ‘re-reading’ of the disturbing poetics of displacement and crossing over that underlie Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Hellblazer, Shade the Changing Man, Sandman, and Doom Patrol. In fact, the migration of these titles to the Vertigo imprint ‘doubled’ and, in a way, revised these series’ uncanny treatment of spatiality in its widest sense, that is how these narratives destabilize or disorient readers and characters alike by mixing various fictional worlds or diegetic and textual realities whose spatial and temporal dimensions are intertwined and porous. The imprint has championed this particular poetics of uncanny spatiality in extradiegetic materials and promotional artwork, especially in the 1990s. This paper examines the resonance of this poetics in some of the imprint’s early editorial discourses and promotional artwork. It argues that uncanny spatiality has functioned as foundational pillar in Vertigo’s desire to present itself as critical expert selector in the American comics field. In so doing, this paper calls into question the relevance of the British Invasion narrative to explain the emergence and popularity of the imprint; the British Invasion is undoubtedly part of the Vertigo story, but there is much more that can explain Vertigo’s success and game-changer status in the industry. [less ▲]

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See detailEd Piskor, Hip-Hop Family Tree
Dony, Christophe ULiege

Article for general public (2018)

Brève recension de la série de bande dessinée américaine 'Hip Hop Family Tree', d'Ed Piskor (2013-).

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See detailVertigo's Rewriting Ethos: The Poetics and Politics of a Comics Imprint
Dony, Christophe ULiege

Doctoral thesis (2017)

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See detailComics and Utopia
Dony, Christophe ULiege

Scientific conference (2016, April 22)

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See detailLa bande dessinée américaine indépendante
Dony, Christophe ULiege

Conference given outside the academic context (2016)

La formation a pour but de donner une introduction à la bande dessinée américaine indépendante, en apportant un éclairage spécifique sur la production contemporaine qui jouit actuellement d’un succès de ... [more ▼]

La formation a pour but de donner une introduction à la bande dessinée américaine indépendante, en apportant un éclairage spécifique sur la production contemporaine qui jouit actuellement d’un succès de librairie important dans nos contrées grâce au remarquable travail de traduction d’éditeurs comme Glénat, Delcourt ou Urban, entre autres. Le monde de la bande dessinée américaine ne se réduit en effet pas aux comics superhéroïques et aux grands éditeurs que sont Marvel et DC. Loin de ces formes sérielles et très codifiées, le séminaire présentera les auteurs et les œuvres phares des comics et graphic novels indépendants. Il soulignera les enjeux esthétiques et stylistiques de cette bande dessinée singulière. Un panorama historique de ces productions et un passage en revue d’une bibliographie spécialisée permettra aux bibliothécaires intéressé(e)s de mieux conseiller leurs lecteurs ou de se lancer dans de judicieuses acquisitions pour leur établissement. [less ▲]

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See detailIdentités et stéréotypes postcoloniaux
Dony, Christophe ULiege; Ledent, Bénédicte ULiege; Munos, Delphine ULiege et al

Conference given outside the academic context (2015)

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See detailReassessing the Mainstream vs. Alternative/Independent Dichotomy or, the Double Awareness of the Vertigo Imprint
Dony, Christophe ULiege

in Dony, Christophe; Habrand, Tanguy; Meesters, Gert (Eds.) La bande dessinée en dissidence / Comics in Dissent (2014)

This article examines how the traditional mainstream vs. alternative/independent dichotomy usually employed to characterize the cultural production of comics in the US may have become outdated, and ... [more ▼]

This article examines how the traditional mainstream vs. alternative/independent dichotomy usually employed to characterize the cultural production of comics in the US may have become outdated, and perhaps even obsolete, when considering and analyzing the editorial policies and ideological agenda of Vertigo, DC’s adult-oriented imprint. More specifically, this essay sheds light on how Vertigo engages in a critical, ironic, and sometimes ambiguous discourse with both the history of the medium and staple practices and traditions from the mainstream and alternative wings of the American comics production. In so doing, I maintain that Vertigo is characterized by a hybrid identity and has developed a “double awareness” that allows it to appeal to both mainstream and alternative audiences. Vertigo’s hybridity, however, is not devoid of cultural, political, and even sociological implications that upset the categories of reception and production structuring the field of American comics. These implications underlying both the hybrid character of the label and its concomitant politics of demarcation in regards to the mainstream/alternatve dialectic will first be explored through the label’s obsession with processes of rewriting and recuperation, and second, through a close-reading of some of Vertigo promotional books’ covers. [less ▲]

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See detailIntroduction (English version)
Dony, Christophe ULiege; Habrand, Tanguy ULiege; Meesters, Gert

in Dony, Christophe; Habrand, Tanguy; Meesters, Gert (Eds.) La bande dessinée en dissidence : alternative, indépendance, auto-édition / Comics in Dissent: Alternative, Independence, Self-Publishing (2014)

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See detailIntroduction (version française)
Dony, Christophe ULiege; Habrand, Tanguy ULiege; Meesters, Gert

in Dony, Christophe; Habrand, Tanguy; Meesters, Gert (Eds.) La bande dessinée en dissidence : alternative, indépendance, auto-édition / Comics in Dissent: Alternative, Independence, Self-Publishing (2014)

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See detailLa bande dessinée en dissidence : alternative, indépendance, auto-édition / Comics in Dissent: Alternative, Independence, Self-Publishing
Dony, Christophe ULiege; Habrand, Tanguy ULiege; Meesters, Gert

Book published by Presses Universitaires de Liège (2014)

This volume investigates the complex notion of dissent as it can be applied to contemporary comics in confronting field and market logic, legitimation strategies, and social, cultural, political and ... [more ▼]

This volume investigates the complex notion of dissent as it can be applied to contemporary comics in confronting field and market logic, legitimation strategies, and social, cultural, political and aesthetic discourses. How do artists and/or publishing structures distance themselves from a certain idea of the established order? In what ways do they challenge the existing systems and environments in which they operate? How can we characterize the many guises and sometimes conflicting objectives of a generally self-conscious (counter-)culture? And what kinds of symbolic exchanges can we observe between artistic and critical discourses? These are some of the questions that the here gathered essays explore in considering the practices and strategies of either so-called and/or selfproclaimed independent or alternative comics artists or publishers. [less ▲]

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See detailThe rewriting ethos of the Vertigo imprint: critical perspectives on memory-making and canon formation in the American comics field
Dony, Christophe ULiege

in Comicalités: Études de Culture Graphique (2014)

This essay investigates how and why strategies of rewriting have been central to Vertigo’s poetics and editorial project for over twenty years. Drawing notably on the works of Harold Bloom, Thierry ... [more ▼]

This essay investigates how and why strategies of rewriting have been central to Vertigo’s poetics and editorial project for over twenty years. Drawing notably on the works of Harold Bloom, Thierry Groensteen, and Geoffrey Klock, it first proceeds to establish the relevance of the concept of rewriting as it can be applied to comics (studies), particularly in showing how inter- and hypertextual relations are inherently connected to issues of nostalgia, memory as well as lineage, and therefore to processes of (self-)canonization and discourses of cultural legitimacy. It then moves on to identify some of the label's rewriting trends and discusses how they engage both intro- and retrospectively with the comics form, its history, and its (renewed) perception in the American context. More specifically, in recurrently paying homage to the DC archive, the pulp heritage, as well as to the Gothic tradition, it is my contention that Vertigo has participated in a critical logic of commemoration that distances itself from the mnemonic discourses championed by both the mainstream and alternative poles of the comics industry. In so doing, Vertigo may have attempted to create a canon of its own while certainly challenging Groensteen's claim that comics is an “art without memory”. But perhaps more importantly, the essay concludes that Vertigo's cherishing of specific rewriting strategies has helped it adopt a politics of demarcation in regards to the structuring forces of the American comics field, a politics that not only subverts the field's power relations dynamics but also “writes back” to its practices of domination and exclusion. [less ▲]

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See detailWhat is a Postcolonial Comic?
Dony, Christophe ULiege

in Mixed Zone : Chronique de littérature internationale (2014), 7

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See detailEntre références et irrévérence : 20 ans de bandes dessinées made in Vertigo
Dony, Christophe ULiege

Article for general public (2013)

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See detailAutour du super-héro: Variations et réécritures au sein du label Vertigo
Dony, Christophe ULiege

Conference given outside the academic context (2013)

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