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Fri, Oct 27



French “Bandes Dessinées” (en français)

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French “Bandes Dessinées” (en français)
French “Bandes Dessinées” (en français)

Time & Location

Oct 27, 2023, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM



About the Event

In the last two decades, the French-speaking world has experienced a remarkable resurgence of interest in comics, or “bandes dessinées,” gaining international recognition and reaffirming its status as a global powerhouse in the medium. Now considered an artistic language in its own right, comics influence other arts such as cinema, literature, visual arts, animated films and video games.  They have even become powerful tools for economists and scientists to communicate complex ideas to a wider audience. But these “bandes dessinées” are different from American comics and are not aimed at the same audience.

Hélène Crié Wiesner will present details of French comics, their festivals, prizes, exhibitions, authors… and the related controversies which regularly agitate the French intelligentsia.

Journalist, blogger, and author Hélène Crié-Wiesner has transformed her American expatriation into a lifelong analysis of French-American differences. Offering a French perspective on American life and current events, she has nourished her passion for meeting people while maintaining her professional connections with the French press.  Hélène writes as a freelance journalist for French media such as Sciences et Avenir, France-Inter and Libération. Hélène published 7 books in France, including two thrillers: “Autant en rapporte le vent,” and “On peut toujours recycler les ordures.”

This event will be in French on Zoom 

Alliance Française of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill En français

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