Chinese  lianhuanhua in English

Dear friends,

over the past terms I have translated with my students a few Chinese lianhuanhua into English. While the first two appeared on MCLC, we have now set up a webpage within the ReadChina project to give access to some exemplary Chinese readings in translation. To be honest, credits for the webpage with all its gimmicks go to Duncan Paterson who made this possible and to Damian Mandzunowski who helped out a lot with design 
ideas etc.

The page is available here: (or through the ReadChina main page).

I hope that you may find this a useful resource.

We are still doing a bit of polishing, so if something odd occurs, please let us know. Also, if you happen to have a translation that you would like to publish, we’d be happy to add this to the page.

Stay safe and happy!

All best,

Lena Henningsen (Freiburg University, Germany)

Serielab at Skillinge Comics Festival September 17th

Skillinge seriefestival – official logo 2021. Image by Jan Lööf.

Comics Research lab/Serielab at Mau will visit Skillinge Comics Festival with a one-day long programme focussing on the comic-book as phenomenon. Presentations will be both in english and swedish and streamed via zoom on this link:


09:30 – 10:00 (CET) Serietidningen – en fantastisk innovation.
Gunnar Krantz, professor i visuell kommunikation, Malmö universitet.

10:00 – 11:00 Fantomen och den nya vänstern.
Robert Aman, biträdande professor i pedagogik, Linköpings universitet.
Jacob Habinc,serietecknare och projektledare på Fantomentidningen, Story House Egmont.

11:00 – 12:00 Arne Anka som samtidsdokumentär.
Charlie Christensen, serietecknare och skapare till Arne Anka.
Jakob Dittmar, docent i Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap, Malmö universitet.

13:30 – 15:00 Vuxenserier och moralpanik.
Linnéa Lindsköld, docent i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, Högskolan i Borås.
Gunnar Krantz, professor i visuell kommunikation, Malmö Universitet.

16:00 – 17:00 Om undergroundtidningen PUSS
Carl Johan De Geer, konstnär, fotograf, författare, filmskapare och scenograf. Annika Olsson, docent i litteraturvetenskap, prefekt för Institutionen för Konst, Kultur och Kommunikation, K3, Malmö universitet.

Serielab at Mau is funded by Region Skåne.

Comics Research at Malmö university

Comics Research at MaU is combining artistic research and approaches that utilise analytic methods from diverse subjects (currently mostly Literature, Visual Communication, Cultural Studies, Science of Arts, Media and Communication Studies). 

The focus of our comics research is on narratives and how they are executed, how visual and textual elements are interlinked to be read. While theories and analyses of specific examples allow us to understand much about comics, some issues and theories need to be tested in application, productions. While artistic research allows us to advance our understanding of comics production and the expression of distinct voices, reflections on experimental productions allow us to question specific aspects of comics theory and develop theories further.