Writing a pop academic graphic novel
To engage people in a discussion and hands-on workshop on marrying the popular with academic writing and analysis- in order to maximise knowledge dissemination through the popular medium
The session would showcase the making of the graphic novel, Dream-Man, a research based fictional account of Bombay cinema and the city by utlising the iconic Amitabh Bachchan’s image as metaphor for the dynamics of change in Bombay cinema, and the city. Serving as an example for combining research and analysis with popular ways of storytelling, this session would highlight the importance of real world academic research for greater dissemination amongst knowledge seeking people.
A notebook and pencil/pen
I am a film scholar, practitioner and writer, all rolled into one. My experience in the Bombay film industry, at University where I pursue a Ph.D in Cinema Studies and my ability to combine this research in my writing makes me ideally suited to conduct this session.