Benoît Crucifix is a researcher in literary history and visual culture, specialized in comics studies. As a FNRS doctoral fellow at the Universities of Liège and Louvain, he completed a doctoral dissertation on the gestures of transmission that shape and organize comics memory in the contemporary North-American graphic novel.
His post-doctoral research project, as part of the ERC-funded program "COMICS" at UGent, focuses on children’s drawing and creative tactics of child readers in European French-language comics. Overall, he is interested in different gestures that compose with comics as a visual material culture to be read, used, manipulated, handled, passed down, reframed in a variety of contexts and settings.
He has co-edited with Maaheen Ahmed the essay collection Comics Memory: Archives and Styles (Palgrave, 2018) and with ACME the two-volume Abstraction and Comics | Bande dessinée et Abstraction (PULg | 5c, 2019). He is co-editor of the journal Comicalités, a member of the ACME research group, and is active in the network La Brèche.
OAP representative vakgroep letterkunde UGent
Co-editor for Comicalités: études de culture graphique
Membre suppléant of the Commission des Ecritures et du Livre, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Comics and graphic novels correspondent for Littératures modes d'emploi