Solidarity, our weapon? COVID-19 and the cultural field in Poland
Art Media and Performance / Cultural Theory and Concepts

Solidarity, our weapon? COVID-19 and the cultural field in Poland

Poland was one of the first countries to impose a strict lockdown in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. This early decision of the Polish government to shut down prevented the situation from spiralling out of control, but it has also proven to be a heavy blow to a cultural field that was already under pressure before the pandemic struck. Continue reading

Violence and Comics
Art Media and Performance / Book review / Cultural Theory and Concepts

Violence and Comics

There was a time, approximately around the beginning of the second half of the Twentieth Century, when comics were considered as a mere tool for entertainment. Back then, the academic debate on the use of violence in comics was mainly focused on the dangers of displaying gruesome acts by means of such a popular medium, accessed by such a young readership. Continue reading