“Conscientious Authentication: The Ethics of Framing in Documentary Comics.” The 2022 International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference “Comics and Conscience: Ethics, Morality, and Great Responsibility.” Lexicon Library and Cultural Centre, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, 29.06-01.07.2022.

“Framing Censorship in Political Education: Cartoonists React.” As part of the Workshop “Political Cartoons in/as Education.” 68th Annual Meeting of the German Society of American Studies “Political Education & American Studies.” University of Tübingen, 09.-11.06.2022.


“Frames and Framing in Documentary Comics.” Lecture series “Imagem, Acontecimento, Narrativa,” Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil, 22.10.2021.

“Framing Cultural Genocide in Joe Sacco’s Paying the Land.” The Fourth Annual Conference of the Comics Studies Society “Re/Building Community.” St. Ambrose University, 06.-07.08.2021.

“Documentary Comics, Audiences, and Representing the Other: Ethics and Persuasion.” The 2021 Joint Conference of the International Graphic Novel & Comics and the International Bande Dessinée Society “Comics and Their Audiences / Audiences and Their Comics.” University of Cambridge, 21-25 June 2021.

“‘haters will say it’s fake’: Internet Memes, Ironic Authenticity, and the New Right.” 67th Annual Meeting of the German Association of American Studies “Participation in American Culture and Society.” University of Heidelberg, 17-19.06.2021. Link

“Comic as (Post)Documentary: Framing Strategies in Graphic Nonfiction.” Comic Kolloquium Nord, 22.04.2021. Link

“Bidens Präsidentschaft und Trumps Vermächtnis: Herausforderungen für die US-Demokratie.” Rotary Club Flensburg-Förde, 25.02.2021. With Andrew Erickson.


“Documenting Japanese American Internment: Framing Strategies in George Takei’s They Called Us Enemy and Miné Okubo’s Citizen 13660.” The Eleventh International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference. “The Resonance of Comics: Social Impact and Possible Futures.” London College of Communication 0.1-03.07.2020. Open Access Content.

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“‘Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That’: The Temporality of Internet Memes.” As part of the Workshop “Temporalities of Popular Culture.” 66th Annual Meeting of the German Association for American Studies “U.S.-American Culture as Popular Culture.” University of Hamburg, 13.-15.06.2019.


“Documentary Comics as Visual Framing.” Drawing Yourself In and Out of It: The 2nd International Amsterdam Comics Conference. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 15.-17.11.2018.

“Framing Legislative Change in John Lewis’s March-Trilogy.” Graphic Justice Discussion 2018: Law, Comics, Justice. St. Francis College Brooklyn, New York, 20.10.2018.

“Framing Actuality: A Cognitivist Approach to Documentary Comics.” American Literatures and Cultures Workshop, upon invitation by the English Graduate Students Association. Northeastern University Boston, 15.10.2018.

“Characters in/as Internet Memes(?)” Winter School “De/Recontextualizing Characters: Media Convergence and Pre-/Meta-Narrative Character Circulation”. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, 27.02.-02.03.2018.


“Framing Strategies in Documentary Comics.” Framing Comics | Comics Rahmen 1900/2000. University of Hamburg, 27.-28.10.2017.

“Internet Memes as Digital Life-Writing. The Case of Stock Character Macros.” Life Writing in the Digital Age. Quantification, Optimization, and the Self. University of Mannheim, 29.-30.09.2917. 

“The Multimodal Framing(s) of Documentary Webcomics.” BreMM 3. Third Bremen Conference on Multimodality. University of Bremen, 20.-22.09.2017. 

“The Frames of Documentary Comics.” International Summer School Transnational Graphic Narratives. University of Siegen, 31.07.-04.08.2017.

“‘Where do Memory and Truth Meet?’ Contrasting Memoir and Documentary in the Comics of Sarah Glidden.” Documenting Trauma: Comics and the Politics of Form. TORCH Network “Comics and Graphic Novels: The Politics of Form”. University of Oxford, 22.06.2017. 

“Selbstreflexivität dokumentarischer Comics. Strategie und Voraussetzung.” Formen der Selbstreflexivität im Medium Comic. Dritter Workshop der AG Comicforschung der Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (GfM). University of Cologne, 02.-03.03.2017.


“Framing Violence through the Intermedial Dynamic of Photography and Graphic Literature.” Framing Violence: A Multidisciplinary Symposium on Theorizing Frames. John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin, 01.-02.07.2016.

“Marching for Justice: Graphic Literature and the American Civil Rights Movement.” As part of the Workshop “‘Graphic Justice’: Mediating the Question of Rights in American Visual Culture.” Annual Conference of the German Association for American Studies “The United States and the Question of Rights.” University of Osnabrück, 19.-22.05.2016.

“Comic frames. Fragen der Rahmung in der Analyse Grafischer Literatur.” Symposium: Praktiken medialer Transformation. University of Hamburg, 31.03.-01.04.2016. 


“Rahmung und Übersetzung von Fotografie in Graphic Novels.” Jahrestagung des Forschungsverbunds ‘Übersetzen und Rahmen. Praktiken medialer Transformationen’. University of Hamburg, 05.-07.11.2015.

“Shooting Pictures, Drawing Blood.” Comic Kolloquium #10. University of Hamburg, 11.12.2015.


“Internet-Memes als multimodale Bildnarrative. Eine sozialsemiotische Perspektive auf digitale Kommunikationsgemeinschaften.” Visuelle Narrative – Kulturelle Identitäten. Eine trans- und interdisziplinäre Tagung an der Universität Hamburg, 27.-29.11.2014. With Florian Busch.