Form, Function, & Style in the Graphic Essay

Julia Alekseyeva | University of Pennsylvania
Posted 1 May 2020

Dr. Julia Alekseyeva is Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, teaching in the English Department and the Cinema and Media Studies Program. Her work analyzes the ties between radical leftist politics and global media, including film, television, comics, and digital media. Her research engages with the question of subjectivity and aesthetics within non-fiction and documentary forms. Alongside her academic career she is also an author-illustrator; her debut work, the nonfiction graphic novel Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution (Microcosm 2017), won the Virginia Library Association diversity award. She is currently working on two book-length projects: a text-based monograph titled Between Truth and Beauty: Global Semi-Documentary in the 1960s, which primarily analyzes French and Japanese documentary films, and a yet-untitled collection of graphic essays on literary, artistic, and cultural studies.

Recommended citation:

Alekseyeva, Julia. “Form, Function, & Style in the Graphic Essay.” Sequentials, vol. 1, no. 4, 2020.