Comics in Ethnographic Research with Deaf Signers in Kathmandu

Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway (Oberlin College)

In this presentation I discuss the role that comics and other forms of image-making have played in my long-term ethnographic research with deaf signers in Nepal. Specifically, I introduce the work of deaf Nepali artist Pratigya Shakya and outlines how my understanding of his image-making shifted from an ethnographic object to be studied, to a methodological and theoretical approach to reflecting and affecting the social world that is informing my current attempts to shift the genres and modalities of my scholarship.

Part of V1-04 Growing in the Gutter: Comics, Culture, and Vernacular Narrative Art, Wednesday, October 11, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm