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2018 (1)
  • Dialogue Wendy Morris & Pascal Lefèvre, 'Cross Overs', LUX Show Case, Leuven (Belgium), 16 October 2018.
2017 (3)
  • Lefèvre, P., & Vande Winkel, R. 'A Belgian Tragedy? Rediscovering Nicole Van Goethem (1941-2000)', 29th Society for Animation Studies Conference, Padova (Italy), 3-7 July 2017.
  • participation round table 'The Memory of Comics In and Out of the Institutions', at Comics and Memory (An NNCORE Conference), Gent, 20 April 2017.
  • The interpretation of an evolving line drawing (together with Gert Meesters), conference The Empirical Study of Comics, Bremen University, 7-9 February 2017.
2016 (5)
  • Mixed visual media from the standpoint of the reader/spectator. Towards a typology, invited paper, conference Mixing Visual Media in Comics, St. John’s, Newfoundland, October 14-16, 2016.
  • Publication Format and Beginnings, in the Belgian francophone weeklies, Spirou and Tintin, in the 1950s, conference
    Beginnings and Renewals in Comics, Kiel, Germany, 9-11 September, 2016.
  • Keynote  Evolving drawings and their changing interpretation at Illustration and Performance, MarKings symposium London, 8 July 2016.
  • A Critical Perspective on the Writing of the History of Belgian Comics. ACME speaker series, 20 May 2016
  • participation round table 'Le Dessin et Ses Recherches II: Matières et Terrains', at Drawing Now, Paris, 31 March 2016.

2015 (4)
  • Participation round table Comics and History Education at Amsterdam Comics international conference, “Comics Interaction,” 1 July 2015.
  • The Biological Foundations of Contour Lines, Towards a Graphic Culture: Studying Drawing, Villa Finaly (Sorbonne), Firenze, Italy, 15-16 June 2015.
  • Kawaguchi's Zipang, an alternate Second World War, NNCORE, War and Conflict in Sequential Art, Oslo, Norway, 11-12 June 2015
  • Een zij-perspectief? De autobiografische strip door vrouwen.[Autobiographic Graphic Narratives by Women] de Buren, Brussel, 12 maart 2015.

  • Stripopleidingen, een historische schets [Training of Comics Artists, A Concise Historical Overview], Brussel, LUCA School of Arts, campus Sint-Lukas Brussel, 6 November 2014.
  • Why international comparative perspectives are needed in the study of 'national' cultures? The case of manga, invited paper, The Fifth Symposium Kobe University Brussels Office, Innovation, Environment, and Globalisation, 14 October 2014.  
  • The gatekeeping at two main Belgian comics publishers, Dupuis and Lombard, at a time of transition (in the 1980s), key note, 5ft International Conference of Graphic Novels and Comics, British Library London, Friday 18 July - Sunday 20 July 2014.
  • The shifting representation of Japan in Belgian popular comics, in the fifteen years after the war (1945-1960), Portrait of Japan- Myths and Realities of Japan in Art, Mutual Images Workshop, 2nd Edition, Tours, Université François Rabelais, Tours, France, 17 May 2014.
2013 (3)
  • La fidélisation du lecteur de bande dessinée par sérialisation, au XXe siècle  [Comics reader's loyalty actived by serialization in the 20th century], invited paper, journée d'étude: la bande dessinée, tous lecteurs?  [study day: Comics: all readers?] Centre Pompidou, Paris, 3 décembre 2013.
  • How ‘publication formats’ shape graphic narratives for children. Case study: the dual publication system of most popular Flemish comic strips series in the 1950s and 1960s, Willy Vandersteen’s Suske en Wiske. 21st Biennial Congress of IRSCL (The International Research Society for Children's Literature), Maastricht, 10-14 August 2013. 
  • The narratological paradoxes of dreaming, 3rd Conference of the European Narratology Network (ENN), Paris, 29-30 March 2013.
2012 (2)
  • De Japanse animatiefilm, een historische schets (Japanese animation, a short historical overview), CINEMATEK, Brussels, 6 November 2012.
  • The Evolving Place of Manga in Historical and Theoretical Writings on Graphic Narratives by Europeans, invited paper, Workshop in Kobe University Brussels Center (Kubec), Belgium, Japanese Studies and Popular Culture Studies in Recent Europe. 14 September 2012.
2011 (4)
  • Documentary comics, a typical genre of independent comics publishing?, University of Liege, Belgium, Independent Comics Worldwide. Drawing a Line / Establishing Connections.  16-18 November 2011.
  • The various modes of documentary comics, Gesellschaft für Comicforschung (Society for Comic Studies – ComFor), University of Passau, 6th Annual Academic Conference, Comics Reporters – Documentary Comics – Comic Biographies 11-13 November 2011.
  • Scriptwriting for comics, a particular art, ULB-Cinematek, Brussels, Beyond Boundaries: Screenwriting Across Media, Fourth Screenwriting Research Network International Conference, Brussels,  8-9-10 September 2011.
  • The modes of animated documentary, Edinburgh College of Art, Animated Realities,  23-34 June 2011.
2010 (4)
  • presentation of research on the socio-economic situation of the comics artist and illustrator in Belgium and on developments of digital comics and picture books. SMartBe Day, Brussels, Belgium, 19 November 2010.
  • The mischief gag comic, an international phenomenon. Ruichi Yokohama’s “Fuku-chan” and its friends in Europe and the Americas, invited paper, University of Cologne, Intercultural Crossovers, Transcultural Flows: Manga/Comics, 29 Sept - 1 Oct 2010.
  • New Narrative Techniques of Sequential Graphics. at IP New Media / New Narratives, 13 August 2010, Scandinavian Department, Aarhus University, Denmark.
  • 'Syuzhet' and 'Style' in Graphic Narratives, 2010 International Society for the Study of the Narrative Conference, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 8-11 April 2010.

 2009 (8)

  • Researching comics on a global scale, invited paper, International Conference Comics Worlds & the World of Comics: Scholarship on a Global Scale, International Manga Research Center at the International Manga Museum Kyoto, Japan,  18-20 December 2009.
  • The ultimate and never-ending melodrama. The complex and paradoxical universe of the soap The Bold and the Beautiful, paper, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Revisiting Film Melodrama, 26-29 November 2009.
  • Two lectures at COFIB 53, Shooting Comics, Seminarie over strip en film [Seminar on comics and film], Neerpelt, 20-22 November 2009:
  1. Historisch overzicht van stripadaptaties [A short history of filmic adaptations of  comics]
  2. Analyse van American Splendor [Analysis of American Splendor],
  • Untamed Ferocious Children in the Comic Strips of the Belle Époque. 19th Biennial Congress of IRSCL (The International Research Society for Children's Literature), Children's Literature and Cultural Diversity in the Past and the Present, Frankfurt, 8-12 August 2009.
  • Comics in Belgium before Hergé’s Tintin (1877-1929), IBDS (International Bande Dessinée Society), Institut Français London, 19 - 20 June 2009.
  • Ambivalente representaties van het oorlogsverleden in manga en anime  [Ambivalent representations of the war time in manga and anime], Universiteit Gent, 15 May 2009.
  • Incompatible Visual Ontologies? The Problematic Adaptation of Drawn Sequences. VIIe MAGIS Spring School de Gradisca, Italy, 27 March - 2 April 2009.

2008 (4)

  • Researching early comics. A case study: Belgium in relation to other countries (1880-1930),  paper, ICAF, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 9-11 October 2008.
  • Zipang, een SF-manga over WOII [Zipang, a SF manga about WWII], invited lecture, Stripdagen Houten, the Netherlands, 27 September 2008.
  • Mise en scène et cadrage dans le manga. Analyses de divers procédés narratifs chez Hasegawa, Tezuka, Chiba, Kojima, Takahashi et Suenobu, invited paper, co-presented with Xavier Hébert, CERI, Paris, Le manga, 60 ans après..., 17 March 2008. 
  • Revitalizing Cinema by an Aesthetic of Artifice, paper, University of Udine, XV International Film Studies Conference, 6 March 2008.

2007 (6)

  • Repercussions of the Second World War in French and Belgian Comics (1939-1970), paper, University of Amsterdam, 'European Identity and the Second World War 1939-1970', 10-11 December 2007. 
  • Dominique Goblet (présentation d'une vidéo "Portraits de Dominique Goblet", invited paper, Universidad de Valencia,  ‘Bande Dessinée et littérature', November, 2007.
  • Imperialist propaganda for Children ? Representations in French and Belgian Broadsheets (1880-1914), paper. Amsterdam, IAMHIST XXII Media and Imperialism, Press, Photography, Film, Radio and Television in the Era of Modern Imperialism, July 18-21, 2007.
  • Brussels, a city for comics ? invited paper, Conference Comic & City, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 7-9 June 2007.
  • Alejandro Jodorowsky, sjamaan of charlatan ? [Alejandro Jodorowsky, shaman or con man] invited lecture, Cofib, Dommelhof Neerpelt, 22 April 2007.
  • Seduction of the European Critic. A Case Study of Shigeru Mizuki’s NonNonBâ, invited paper, Maison de la Culture du Japon, Paris, La globalisation culturelle et le rôle de l’Asie, 16 March 2007.

2006 (6)

  • Series of conferences at the Universidad de Granada, Facultad Bellas Artes (29 May – 2 June 2006):
  1. Breve historia de los tebeos belgas [Short history of Belgian comics],
  2. La importancia del formato de la publicación [Short history of Belgian comics],
  3. ¿Ontologías visuales incompatibles? La adaptación cinematogrática de la imagen gráfica [Incompatible visual ontologies? Cinematic adaptation of comics],
  4. Una lectura cercana de un manga alternativo, Kuchizuke de Kiriko Nananan [A close reading of an alternative manga, Kisses by Kiriko Nananan],
  • The Unresolved Past, or, Why Are There So Few Belgian Comics About the Belgian Collaboration during World War II, paper, Radboud University Nijmegen, Technologies of Memory in the Arts, 19 May 2006.
  • De ontwikkeling van een nieuwe populaire beeldcultuur in Vlaanderen: het Vlaamse beeldverhaal in de jaren 1950, paper, Van Hugo Claus tot hoelahoep: Vlaanderen in beweging (1950-1960). [The development of a new popular visual culture in Flanders: the comics of the 1950’s], Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium), 18 February 2006.

2005 (5)

  • Short History of Autobiographical Comics, invited lecture,  at  IP European Graphic Novel, Cuenca (Spain), 27 July 2005.
  • Poetical sequences, invited lecture,  at  IP European Graphic Novel, Cuenca (Spain), 27 July 2005.
  • Where Do Manga Artistically Stand in the Context of International Comics? , invited paper, Leipzig University (Germany), Reading Manga from Multiple Perspectives : Japanes Comics and Globalisation, July 2005.
  • Het pure beeldverhaal, vertellen zonder woorden [The pure visual narration, wordless telling], invited lecture, Het Huis van Allijn, Gent, March 2005
  • De strip als cultuurfenomeen [Comics as a cultural phenomenon],  invited lecture, ActUA – Actie Universiteit Antwerpen, March 2005.

2004 (5)

  • Congo Drawn in Belgium. The Representation of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi in French-language Belgian Comics, invited paper, History and Politics in French-language Graphic Narratives, University of Miami, Oxford, Ohio, 11-13 November 2004.
  • The Cold War and Belgian Visual Culture, paper, University of Hull, In the Shadow of Superpowers. Europe during the Cold War, 24-25 August 2004.
  • Shocking News! A case study of two Belgian illustrated periodicals, De Zweep and La Feuille illustrée, at the end of the 19th century, paper, Research Society for Victorian Periodicals-conference, University of Ghent, Image and text, Image in text, July 2004.
  • De Belgische volksprenten [Belgian popular prints],  invited lecture, Het Huis van Allijn, Gent, June 2004.
  • Less is more. A close-reading of an alternative manga (Kisses by Kiriko Nananan), invited paper, University of Bologna, The troubled line. Emotion and irony in comics, May 2004.

2003 (1)

  • The Cold War and Belgian Comics, invited paper, Berlin, August 2003.

2002 (2)

  • The Battle over the Balloon, paper, Universität Hamburg, Word & Image, July 2002.
  • Stripopleidingen, invited paper, K.U.Leuven, Stripbeleid, February 2002.

2001 (3)

  • When two Belgian traditions met in the fifties: The Flemish Vandersteen's Suske and Wiske at the French weekly Tintin, invited paper, University of Glasgow, May 2001.
  • Asterix, een eigentijdse parodie in een Gallo-Romeins kostuum [Asterix, a contemporary parody], invited lecture, Provinciaal Gallo-Romeins Museum Tongeren, March 2001.
  • La bande dessinée belge, invited paper, CNBDI, Angoulême, Colloque "La bande dessinée en Europe", January 2001.

1990's (10)

  • Geweld in manga [Manga and violence,  invited lecture, Filmmuseum, Antwerpen, Screening Violence, October 2000.
  • Narration in Comics, plenary paper, ICAF, Washington DC, September 1999.
  • 'Dark' Cities versus 'Light' Cities, invited lecture, Comics Festival of Lisboa, October 1998.
  • The Importance of Being 'Published, invited paper, University of Copenhagen Comics Culture, September 1998.
  • De houding van de Belgische strip tegenover de VS, ten tijde van het Marshallplan [The U.S.A. in Belgian comics at the time of the Marshall Plan], invited paper, CEGESS, Bruxelles, Plan Marshall, December 1997.
  • Le réflet de la société dans la bande dessinée [Representations of society in comics], invited paper, Université Libre de Bruxelles, BD, Pédagogie-Subversion, March 1997.
  • De experimentele strip, invited paper, K.U.Leuven, Cultuurdag, December 1996.
  • De kleuren van Ricardo Castells Lope De Aguirre: La expiación [The colors of Ricardo Castells’ Lope],  invited lecture, Belgisch Centrum van het Beeldverhaal, Seminarie Richard Castells, November 1994.
  • Recovering Sensuality in Comic Theory. plenary paper, Universität Hamburg, Tagung Ästhetik des Comic, March 1994.
  • Introduction, Open Ogen & Belgisch Centrum van het Beeldverhaal, colloque Het Stripbeeld/L'image BD, Brussel, 1991.