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Thursday, January 10, 2019

2019 John A. Lent Scholarship Awarded

January 10, 2019

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2019 John A. Lent Scholarship Awarded
The 2019 John A. Lent Scholarship in Comics Studies committee is proud to announce that Francesca Lyn (Virginia Commonwealth University) has been selected as this year's winner for her submission, "The Fragmentary Body: Traumatic Configurations in Autobiographical Comics by Women of Color." You can read more about Lyn's work on her website,

As noted on the ICAF website: "The Lent Scholarship, named for pioneering teacher and researcher Dr. John Lent, is offered to encourage student research into comic art. ICAF awards the Lent Scholarship to a current student who has authored, or is in the process of authoring, a substantial research-based writing project about comics."

Lyn will deliver the John A. Lent Award Lecture during this year's ICAF conference at the St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA taking place April 4 to 6.

For more information on the John A. Lent Award, see the Lent Award page on the ICAF website.