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Research interests

PhD Research title: "What does sequential art tell us about architectural interactions that other media do not?”

My research is inter-disciplinary, within the overlap between architecture theory and comics studies - recently entitled ‘Graphic Architecture’. As a nascent area of research, there are opportunities to shape the field, adding to existing research on social interaction with architecture and understanding of how the language of comics works.

Architectural environments have been paramount to many comics, and strips used as an architectural feature in Barbara Nessim’s installation at Centria, New York, and Joost Swarte’s interiors in Haarlem. This tradition can be traced back to sequential art on Trajan's Column and Stations of the Cross across Europe.

I am researching how depiction of human interaction with architecture in comics has similarities with architectural drawings and capturing of architecture on film but offers possibilities that other media do not, and whether the medium has a more ‘revealing’ narrative quality regarding architectural interaction otherwise limited in other flat forms of depiction. To collect first-hand information about the creation of comics through interviews of practitioners, I present the UK’s only broadcast radio show on comic books – Panel Borders – on the Arts Council Radio Station (Resonance FM) in London.

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broadcast Social Sciences
interview Social Sciences
gold Social Sciences
artist Social Sciences
Graphic Novel Arts & Humanities
Gothic Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2013 2019

Dark City and The Truman Show: Surveillance and the Destabilization of Identity

Fitch, A., 9 Nov 2019, In : Film Criticism. 43, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Surveillance
Fiction
Entertainment
Experiment
John Rawls

Space, Place, and Identities Onscreen

Fitch, A. & McNaughton, D., Sep 2019, In : Film Criticism. 43, 2, 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Cinema

Bumping the lamp: An interview with graphic novelist Hannah Berry

Fitch, A., 1 Mar 2018, In : Studies in Comics. 8, 2, p. 227-243 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Artist
Writer
Lamp
Graphic Novel
Novelist

Gotham City and the Gothic literary and architectural traditions

Fitch, A., 1 Mar 2018, In : Studies in Comics. 8, 2, p. 205-226 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Gothic
Batman
1990s
Aesthetics
Angela Carter

One Soul, From Hell and Here: The Graphic Novel Page as Time Machine

Fitch, A., 2017, Visions of the Future in Comics: International Perspectives. Ursini, F-A., Mahmutovic, A. & Bramlett, F. (eds.). McFarland & Company, Inc., p. 30-48 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

Storytelling
Simultaneity
Narrative Devices
Graphic Novel
Time Travel

Activities 2014 2019

  • 11 Conference
  • 1 Publication Peer-review

Graphic Brighton 2019

Alex Fitch (Organiser), Barbara Chamberlin (Chair)
3 May 20194 May 2019

Activity: EventsConference

Film Criticism (Journal)

Douglas McNaughton (Editor), Alex Fitch (Editor)
1 Oct 201830 Sep 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Graphic Brighton 2018

Barbara Chamberlin (Organiser), Alex Fitch (Organiser), Eleanor Whitcroft (Organiser), Aanchal Vij (Chair)
19 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Activity: EventsConference

File

Graphic Brighton 2017

Alex Fitch (Organiser)
1 Dec 2017

Activity: EventsConference

Cine Excess XI

Xavier Mendik (Organiser), Alex Fitch (Chair)
9 Nov 201711 Nov 2017

Activity: EventsConference